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Football great 
Fred Dean and 
six others wll be 
inducted into 
the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of 
Fame Saturday, 
page 12 

Tuesday, June 20, 1995 

Northwestern State University 

. Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Trial date set in shooting death of student 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

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August 14 begins the trial of 
Darren Ray Rivers, the man arrested for 
the shooting death of former senior 
anthropology student Theresa Rivers. 

Mrs. Rivers (no relation to 
Darren Rivers) was fatally shot in 
January after breaking into a vacant 
house at 11:30 p.m. on the Murdock 
Farm Road in Zwolle in search of a diary. 
Her husband Vernon Rivers was also 
shot but survived the incident. 

According to Sabine Sheriff 
James Alfice Brumley Jr., Darren Rivers, 

Freshmen Connection 

a neighbor, heard them breaking into the 
house and shot at them 
because he thought they were 
burglars. Mrs. Rivers was 
shot in the left thigh and left 
arm from the buckshot and 
her husband was shot in the 

Mrs. Rivers bled to 
death while in route to the 
hospital in her husband's 
truck, Brumley said. Darren 
Rivers is presently being held 
in the Sabine Parish 
Detention Center in Many. According to 
the Sabine Parish district attorney's 
office, Darren Rivers was charged with 

one count of second-degee murder and 
one count of attempted sec- 
ond-degree murder. Rivers 
pleads not guilty. 

According to Caroline 
Breedlove, a graduate stu- 
dent in history, Mrs. Rivers 
was working on a personal 
project with the Apache- 
Choctaw Indians. Mrs. 
Rivers was said to have 
found an old map at a pawn 
shop that showed a diary 
was in the abandoned 
house on the Murdock Farm Road that 
could have some inf ormation for her pro- 




Students show incoming freshman campus organi- 
zations and activities 

Advance program 
makes learning fun 

The 1995 Advance program for 
young scholars at Northwestern is well 
underway. Advamce is the first phase of 
the education sequence for academically 
gifted and high achieving youth. 

According to Martha Talbert, 
director of the gifted and talented pro- 
grams, the Advance program givs the 
proper balance of academic and residen- 
tial life consistent with the needs of each 
individual. The students study challeng- 
ing material in which they are interest- 

Currently, 335 students are 
enrolled in the program and approxi- 
mately two-thirds of that number are 
Louisiana school students. Out-of-state 
students come from 14 states including 
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, 
Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, 
Tennessee and Texas. 

Students in the program are in 
the eighth through 12th grades. While in 
the seventh grade, these students scored 
as high as a 32 composite on the ACT 
and 1370 composite on the SAT. 

According to Talbert, the suc- 
cess at these academic levels can be 
attributed to three things. "The child, 
the parent and the school," Talbert said. 

"We are all responsible for these chil- 
dren. At Advance, we are just trying to 
meet each child's academic needs." 

Advance offers course work in 
26 different subjects, such as astro- 
physics, biology, chemistry, computer sci- 
ence and ecology. 

Students attend classes six 
hours a day, Monday through Friday, 
and three hours on Saturday for a three 
week session. The courses also require 
regular attendance at a one hour study 
hall in the evenings. 

The program will again be offer- 
ing its marine science satellite programs 
in conjunction with the Louisiana 
Universities Marine Consortium (LUM- 

Advance LUMCOM is a special 
course offering of Marine Ecology and 
will examine the relationships of marine 
and estuarine organisms to environmen- 
tal factors, the ecological processes of 
energy flow and the communities and 
ecosystems of the Louisiana Coastal 

For more information about the 
Northwestern's Gifted and Talented 
Programs, contact Martha Talbert at 
(318) 357-4500. 

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Northwestern's new director of institutional 
advancement will oversee alumni activities 


NSU names new director of 
institutional advancement 

Tony Gustwick has been named 
Director of Institutional Advancement. 
He will oversee the activities of the 
Northwestern Foundation and Alumni 

Gustwick has been vice-president of 
the LSU Alumni Association since 1993. 
He has been with the LSU Alumni 
Association for the past 15 years in sev- 
eral different positions. 

His duties included supervising the 
alumni activities and services of five 
departments within the Alumni 
Association. Gustwick was one of four 
recipients of the national Alumni 
Administration Award from the 
American Alumni Council, denoting the 
top ranked Alumni Associations in the 
United States. 

"My goal is to gather support for the 
University from its alumni, friends and 
anyone else interested in seeing 
Northwestern continue to grow," 
Gustwick said. "I want to see the 
Foundation become more aggressive in 
fundraising and bring in additional 
funds to enhance the University." 

Before joining the LSU Alumni 
Association, Gustwick was executive 
director of the Alumni Association and 
coordinator of Special Services at the 
University of North Texas from 1975 
until 1980. 

From 1962 until 1975, he worked at 

his alma mater, Texas Tech, as field sec- 
retary and assistant director of Ex- 
Students Association. 

Gustwick is active in the Council for 
the Advancement and Support of 
Education, serving as Chairman of 
Southwest District IV and a member of 
the National Board of Directors. 

Gustwick said Northwestern has a 
rich tradition and strong level of loyalty 
among its alumni and friends that 
should help him in fundraising. 

"The key right now is finding the 
people who have the ability and willing- 
ness to give. We then have to create the 
right atmosphere," he said. 

"Then we want to match programs 
with people's wishes, so they can see that 
their donations are used efficiently and 

Northwestern has received funding 
for endowed professorships in business, 
social sciences, creative and performing 
arts and allied health. Gustwick said 
endowed professorships add a great deal 
to the University. 

"State funding provides us with the 
basics. Private funding can provide the 
university with extras," Gustwick said. 
"Endowed professorships enhance pro- 
grams and add prestige. 

"This allows the University to hire 
nationally recognized faculty which 
helps to attract better students," he said. 

Making Friends 

Upcoming freshman learn about campus organizations Thursday 
night during Freshman Connection in the Student Union 

ROTC receives satisfactory rating during inspection 

Northwestern's Army Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) battal- 
ion recently received a satisfactory rat- 
ing during its command inspection. The 
inspection was conducted by Lt. Col. 
James D. Richardson and selected mem- 
bers of the Second Region staff from Ft. 
Knox, Ky. 

"We have certain regulations and 
guidelines that our higher headquarters 
wants us to follow for an operational mil- 
itary science department," Maj. Maxie L. 
Joye, executive and recruiting opera- 
tions officer for Northwestern's ROTC, 
said. "When you're outfit is inspected, 
you can only receive a satisfactory or 
unsatisfactory. So essentially it's pass or 

According to Joye, a command 
inspection has three primary objectives. 
It ascertains the efficiency and effective- 
ness of the battalion in light of its mis- 
sion. It critically evaluates the effect of 
the guidance and support being provided 
to the battalion by this command. 

The inspection also assesses, in a 
broad sense, the Army Military Science 
Department as an integral, yet unique 

element of the university structure. 

"We received a satisfactory rating 
overall," Joye said. "There are some 
areas that we need to improve and that 
is due to a personnel shortage in those 
areas. However we have a good program 
and we are improving the areas that 
need it." 

According to Brig. Gen. Gregory A. 
Rountree, the inspection team found 
Northwestern's ROTC battalion to be 
operating in an enthusiastic and effi- 
cient manner. 

The program is effectively managed, 
and the esprit de corps (group spirit) and 
commitment among the cadets are uni- 
formly high. 

"I was especially impressed with the 
enthusiasm, dedication and quality of 
the cadets," Richardson said. They are 
obviously proud of their organization 
and the Univeristy." 

According to Joye, Northwestern 
has approximately 100 cadets in its 
ROTC program and is increasing that 
number yearly. "I spend most of my time 
recruiting from high schools and the stu- 
dent body of the University," Joye said. 

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FAME: Northwestern gets ready for festivities 

continued from page 12 

before a broken leg wrecked his chances 
for the 1984 Olympic Games. 

Silas starred at McCall High in 
Tallulah and became an NAIA All- 
American at Stephen F. Austin before his 
All-Star pro career. Silas made the 1972 
ABA All-Rookie Team, then became an 
ABA All-Star during eight seasons with 

the San Antonio Spurs, who retired his 
jersey. The Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame was founded by the Louisiana 
Sportswriters Association in 1958 and its 
permanent home in Natchitoches was 
established in 1972. The seven 1995 
inductees join 158 previous honorees 
enshrined in the Hall of Fame. 

PLAYER: Joseph drafted by Chicago Cubs 

Continued from page 12 

LSWA second-team honors. Dulin, a 
senior from St. Louis, was 10-2 for 
Northwestern this season with a 4.19 
ERA and 71 strikeouts. He posted a 
career 14-2 record, the second best win- 
ning percentage (.875) in Demon history. 

"I'm really happy for Terry, Matt and 
Brian. Those three players were the rea- 
son we had a great season and are defi- 
nitely deserving of the honor," Van Horn 

Joseph, a Marrero-Archbishop Shaw 
product, batted .404 with 14 home runs, 
54 RBI and a .741 slugging percentage. 

He broke his own record for runs scored 
in a season with 70 and set the single- 
season record for stolen bases with 33. 

He has re-written the Demon record 
book, ending his four-year career as the 
school's all-time leader in games played, 
runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, walks, 
hit by pitch and stolen bases. 

Joseph, a GTE Academic All- 
American selection, was drafted by the 
Chicago Cubs and will report to the 
Cubs' Class, a New York-Penn league 
team in Wilhamsport, Pa., this week. 


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Tuesday, June 20, 1995 


Editorial discusses Northwestern's gun-free 
zones and the Concealed Garry Bill 

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The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 

Est 1% 

"A forum for the Northwestern 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

David Alford 

Holly Box 

Ron Henderson 

Steve Horton 

Our View 

Guns on Campus ? 

Recently the Louisiana State House and Senate have passed a Concealed 
Carry Bill which now awaits the signature or veto of Governor Edwards. The gover- 
nor has most recently promised to veto it, although many lawmakers and citizens 
alike are hoping he will simply allow it to become law without his signature. This 
raises some interesting issues for Northwestern. Will these Concealed Carry Permits 
allow students to carry handguns on campus or will it remain a "gun-free zone?" 

After many gut-wrenching hours of debate, our position is that those stu 
dents who comply with the requirements of a Concealed Carry Permit should be 
allowed to carry their gun on campus. 

Typically the first argument against this position is that it would turn the 
campus into Dodge City, with gunfights over parking places and shoot outs to end 
roommate quarrels. This, however, has not proven to be the case in states that have 
these laws, most notably Florida. What about accidental shootings? 

We were reminded of an incident not too long ago when a student dropped 

"...criminals ignore gun-free zones' just as they ignore other 
laws, so such zones only affect law abiding individuals, and 
actually create a worry free hunting ground for thugs/' 

his book bag in class only to set off the loaded hand gun concealed therein. As it 
turned out, this individual was charged with and convicted of attempted second 
degree murder in an unrelated event. What does that prove? Well it proves that 
criminals ignore "gun-free zones" just as they ignore other laws, so such zones only 
affect law abiding individuals, and actually create a worry free hunting ground for 

Now, we are not advocating that everyone carry guns or other weapons, but 
those people who feel it necessary should be able to protect themselves. Two inci- 
dents come to mind that support this stand. Not too long ago, a single mother who 
attended night classes was fined for carrying a handgun to protect herself going to 
and from class. She admitted that the fine would not be enough to prevent her from 
carrying it in the future, so wouldn't it be much better if she were allowed to obtain 
a Concealed Carry Permit, which would require her to attend a training and safety 

We also know an individual who was attacked on campus several years ago 
Several men demanded his money, which he surrendered, and then beat him horri 
bly to express their discontent at how little he had. If he had been carrying a gun, it 
most likely would have taken little more than drawing it to convince his attackers to 
go bother someone else. 

Certainly, we have not heard the last of this issue, in fact we hope this is only 
the beginning. We have presented the reasons behind our stand and welcome the 
opportunity to print other views. 

Campus Connections 


1995 marks the 30th anniver- 
sary for the first group of black students 
to enter Northwestern. A commemora- 
tive reunion is being planned for 
Homecoming, Oct. 28. For more informa- 
tion write: 30th Reunion Committee, 
P.O. Box 5281, NSU, Natchitoches, La. 


This week's movie is Legends of 
the Fall. It will be shown at 7 p.m. 

Tuesday and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in 
The Alley. The Rec. Complex will be open 
Tuesday at 2 p.m. 

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Thursday Plain & Simple Band 

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Tuesday, June 20, 1995 


The 1995 Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival gears 
up for another year of new crafts and music 

Natchitoches/N&U Folk Festival 

"J\Tot hing ch anges a rural community like a new paved road" 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

Contributing Writer 

"Nothing changes a rural communi- 
ty like a new paved road," said by John 
Doughty, author and anthropology stu- 
dent, sums up what many people - from 
social scientists to the local "folk" - real- 
ize, that highways and trails are cultur- 
al arteries, and when they change, they 
change cultures. 

The 1995 Natchitoches-NSU Folk 
Festival on July 13-14 will focus on the 
topic of roads, from explorers' routes and 
Indian trails to military roads and the 
twentieth century highways of 

The roads of Louisiana invoke 
thoughts of dead armadillos, thundering 
semis, ghosts and lost Spanish treasure. 
Many roads, like the Spanish explo- 
ration route along El Camino Real and 
the Choctaw's Natchitoches-Opelousas 
road, play a large part in our cultural 

One way in which the theme will be 
integrated into the festival is through 


The Gousha Company, of Comfort, 
Tx., one of the most influential map- 
makers in the country, has agreed to 
display some 40 historic road maps from 
the early 20th Century. Kirk Perucca of 
Overland Park, Kan., will exhibit many 
early road-maps from his large private 

The Texas Historical Commission is 
in the process of creating a display based 
on its extensive research on El Camino 

The Louisiana Department of 
Transportation and Development plans 
to display an exhibit entitled Louisiana 
Roads: Past and Future. 

Plans are underway for a display on 
military roads in Louisiana, an exhibit 
utilizing CD-Rom technology, one focus- 
ing on Indian Trails and a display of aer- 
ial photographs of old roads through the 
Kisatachie Forest. 

Festival planners are eager to 

include local 
involvement in the 
festival. One public 
meeting was held, 
drawing over 35 
people and gener- 
ating many ideas 
for the theme. 

"People are 
interested in roads 
for many reasons," 
Don Hatley, direc- 
tor of Louisiana 
Folklife Center, 
said. "They want to 
know the paths 
their ancestors 
traveled, and why 
roads are in specif- 
ic places. Everyone 
has a story about a 
road, where it used 
to run, when it was 
built, who traveled 
on it or why it's scary at night." 

Anyone who has family maps show- 
ing old roads, or other useful informa- 

The Con Agra Kajun Gumbeaux band provided entertainment 
during the folk festival last year 

tion, is encouraged to contact the 
Folklife Center. 

'you gotta have a fiddle in the hand" 

"You gotta have a fid- 
dle in the band," so goes 
the line from the popular 
song by the musical 
group, Alabama. 

Johnny Gimble, from 
Tyler, Tx., who will head- 
line the 1995 
Natchitoches/NSU Folk 
Festival is not just a fid- 
dler but he also plays 
along with such famous 
country artists as Willie 
Nelson and George 
Straight. Gimble has 
played on Straight's last 
eight albums and has 

appeared on Nelson's Honeysuckle Rose. 

On July 15, the Natchitoches/NSU 
Folk Festival will welcome Johnny 
Gimble and Texas Swing to follow in the 
footsteps of such notable country musi- 
cians as Governor Jimmie Davis, the 
Carter Family, and Jimmy C. Newman. 

Gimble's ties to Louisiana are 
strong. He played as a member of 
Governor Jimmie Davis' band when 
Davis made his last successful run for 
governor. He also joined Bob and Joe 
Shelton on KWKH in Shreveport when, 
in the 1940's and 50's the Shreveport 
station challenged Nashville's WSM as 
the radio voice of the rural South. 

After his Louisiana days, Gimble 

Alabama, music group 

moved on to travel the country as one of 
Bob Wills' Texas Playboys. 

Four times the Country Music 
Association has named the East Texas 
native "Instrumentalist of the Year." The 
Academy of Country Music has named 
him "Fiddler of the Year" eight times. 

Last year (1994), Gimble received a 
Grammy for his performance with 
Asleep at the Wheel, and he also 
received a National Fellowship Heritage 
Award given by the National 
Endowment for Arts to the most deserv- 
ing of the nation's traditional artists. 


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Tuesday, June 20, 


Columnist disappointed with Congo, bad 
acting and accents ruin plot of movie 


Second book in the Vampire Chronicles 

By Anne Rice 
Ballantine Books 

Stephanie N. McFarlaine 

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Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat is her 
second novel in the Vampire Chronicles. 
Vampire Lestat follows the eloquent and 
spellbinding style of Rice's Interview with 
a Vampire. The book is available at any 
local bookstore. Vampire Lestat 
had 550 pages and Anne Rice 
has researched her subject mat- 
ter with great care. 

Vampire Lestat begins in 
present day New Orleans with 
the reawakening of the vampire 
Lestat. Lestat brings the reader 
back to eighteenth century 
Paris, France before he becomes 
a vampire. 

The reader witnesses 
Lestat's initiation into the lega- 
cy of perpetual darkness. As a young 
vampire Lestat struggles with the rules 
and customs of being a vampire. 

During his struggles Lestat begins 
questioning the livelihood and advent of 
the creatures of the night. Lestat travels 
around the globe search 
ing for answers and the oldest living 
vampire, Marius. After centuries of 


searching Lestat meets Marius and 
learns the history of all vampires. 

From here he travels to colonial New 
Orleans to care for his ill and mortal 
father. In the town of New Orleans Lestat 
begins his own legacy with the 
creation of the vampires Louis 
and Claudia. From Louis's tale 
in Interview with a Vampire 
we hear of Lestat's gradual dis- 
illusion of his immortal llife 
and his dissent into the 

The last section of the 
book centers around Lestat's 
rock-n'-roll career in present 
day America. He swears to tell 
his own story through his 

This angers the covenants of vam- 
pires around the world and they retali- 
ate. This story is continued in book three 
of the Vampire Chronicles. 

Vampire Lestat is a breath of fresh 
air when compared to other tales of 
vampires. This is a great book for a 
summer read. 

Practice Makes Perfec 

Members of the crew and cast of Northwestern's upcoming 
production of Carousel practice their music for the famous 
broadway show. 

Congo feeble attempt at movie making despite good plot 

Brenda Bryant 

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In the jungle, the mighty jungle, a 
turkey sleeps tonight. 

The turkey I am referring to is none 
other than the new Michael Crichton 
film, Congo. Now, Crichton cannot truly 
be blamed for this feeble attempt at 
movie making, because he wrote the 
book, not the script. In fact, without the 
book's plot, the movie would be even 
worse than it already is. 

To begin with, the dialogue is horri- 
ble. We all know with movies, it is neces- 
sary to su pend your sense of disbelief, 
but you shouldn't have to turn your brain 
off as well. No one, not even really weird 
people, speak like this. The dialogue 

must have been compiled from B-movies 
of the 1950's (circa Ed Wood). 
Unfortunately, the actors never truly rise 
above it, in fact some wallow 
in it. 

Neck-deep in the mire 
are two usually dependable 
actors, Tim Curry and Ernie 
Hudson. Curry (It, Rocky 
Horror) is a Rumanian 
explorer searching for the lost 
city of Zinj. Not only are his 
lines a hoot, but his accent is 
terrible. Every time he pro- 
nounces his name it sounds 
as if he is clearing his 
throat. However, he doesn't 
quite equal Hudson in the annoying 
voice category. 



Hudson (Ghostbusters, Hand That 
Rocks the Cradle) as Monroe Kelly, the 
"suave" adventurer who leads the expedi- 
tion into the Congo, sounds like a lounge 
singer out of place. 
Throughout the film, it 
appears that at any given 
moment he could break 
out into a version of 

The saddest thing 
about Congo is that the 
automated monkey, Amy, 
is more life-like than the 
actors in the film. 

However, Amy's 
moments of calculated 
cuteness are enough to make you ill even 
if you have taken Dramamine in the past 

12 hours. 

Overall, the film is a real disappoint- 
ment. The plot wanders and you have to 
really pay attention to understand what 
is happening. 

If you aren't quick you might miss 
the connection between Amy and the 
killer apes, because Amy's oh-so-elo- 
quent, "Bad, bad gorilla", despite being a 
clear reflection of the movie-makers men- 
tality, reveals very little useful informa- 

If Congo contained a little more plot, 
and weren't buried under a mountain of 
Easy Cheese, it might have been a decent 
film. Instead, of adventure it should be 
recommended as a comedy because the 
bad acting will keep you laughing for 

Tuesday, June 20, 1995 

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THE Crossword 

1 Lanky 
5 Stesp slope 
10 BurrowrnQ 

14 Potpourri 

15 Disappear 

IS Baking need 

17 Kick 

18 Wed on the run 

19 Comic Jay 

20 Columnist 

21 Serene 

22 Commences 
24 Bed canopies 

26 Toothed wheels 

27 F»r>nter"s 

28 Certain 

31 Bloodttound's 

34 Lumps 

35 In trte past 

36 Transport 

37 Traverse 

38 Pack 

39 Pretty — picture 

40 Form 

41 Suppose 

42 Treat in a way 

44 Sheltered side 

45 On the warpath 

46 Refined 

50 Accompany 

52 Mild oath 

53 Chicken — king 

54 Bank deal 

55 Eastern bigwig 

57 Journey 

58 Funny Johnson 

59 Brutus e.g. 

60 Worker and 

61 Lack 

62 Locales 

63 Got It! 


1 Go — for 

2 By oneself 

3 Jungle beasts 

4 Fate 

5 Old weapons 

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6 Jail rooms 

7 Unit of matter 

8 Capitol worker: 

9 Shows 

1 Teeth 

1 1 Use hyperbole 

12 Fasting period 

13 Biblical name 
21 Coin 

23 Labels 

25 Collapsible 

26 Silly one 

28 Skiing milieu 

29 Freudian 

30 Uses oars 

31 Swindle 

32 Lawsuit 

33 Kill 

34 Box 

37 Prates 

38 Beef fat 

40 Wound cover 

41 Man 

43 Pressed 


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49 Fall from grace 

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51 Tender 

52 Salesman s car 

56 Swab 

57 Mai — (drink) 


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Hometown: Shreveport 
Eclipse Award for the nation's top thorough- 
bred owner (1994, 1993, 1984 and 1983) 
Leading breeder of stakes winners (1989, 

Ranked No. 1 nationally for money win- 
nings four times 

Leading owner at Louisiana Downs each 
year since 1982 


Hometown: Ruston 

Louisiana Tech University 

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SLC Defensive Player of the Year 
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Played on two Super Bowl championship 
teams with San Francisco 


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Made nine NCAA Tournament appearances 

Second-place finish in 1975 NCAA Division 

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Won Ail-American honors in basketball and track and field 
in 1946 

Member of All-Southeastern Conference basketball team 
Nation's No. 1 seed in the decathlon 
SEC champion three times in the javelin and pole vault 
National AAU champion in the triple jump (1946) 
LSU Athlete of the Year (1947) 

Hayed two years of pro basketball with the Tri-Qty 
Blackhawks (now the Atlantic Hawks) and Montgomery 



Hometown: Monroe 

Grambling State University 

Minnesota Vikings record holder for 50 

touchdown receptions 

NFL "Rookie of the Year" (1976) 

NFC "Rookie of the Year" (1976) 

Lead Vikings all-time lead in receiving yards 


Named Minnesota's "NFL Man of the Year" 


Hometown: Tallulah 

University of New Orleans and Stephen F. 

NAIA All-American 

1972 ABA All-Rookie Team 

ABA All-Star (1975, 1976) 

Played eight seasons for the San Antonio 

Spurs and two for the Cleveland Cavaliers 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, June 20, 1995 

Seven former sports greats join the ranks of 
other sports heroes in the Hall of Fame 

NSU prepares for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 

The 1995 Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame induction weekend is less than 
three days away with seven stars, head- 
ed by football greats Fred Dean and 
Sammy White and coaching legends 
Walter Ledet and Ron Maestri, slated to 
officially join the ranks of state sports 

Eclipse Award-winning thorough- 
bred owner John Franks, LSU's only 
two-sport Ail-American, Bobby Lowther 
and pro basketball AU-Star James Silas 
will also be honored this weekend in 

They will be formally inducted in 
the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
Saturday night. A banquet will begin the 
two days of festivities. Also honored will 
be Shreveport sportswriter Jim McLain, 
who will receive the state's 
Distinguished Service Award in Sports 

The 23rd annual Hall of Fame fes- 
tivities will include a Friday night recep- 
tion, a Saturday morning press confer- 
ence, a scramble golf tournament, a tour 
of historic Natchitoches, a reception at 
the Hall of Fame in Prather Coliseum 
and the induction banquet and cere- 
monies in the Student Union. 

Banquet tickets are $20. There's 
still time to enter the golf tournament, to 
be played at Natchitoches Country Club, 
with entry fee set at $40 per player ($30 
if no golf cart in needed). Banquet tickets 
can be reserved and golf entries can be 
made by calling the Hall of Fame at 357- 
6467 during business hours. 

Dean, a Ruston native, emerged as 
one of the NFL's premier pass rushers 
with San Diego and San Francisco after 
a remarkable college career at Louisiana 
Tech. He was a four-year first-team All- 

Southland Conference defensive tackle 
(1971-74), earning college division All- 
American honors in his last three sea- 
sons. Dean recorded 94 sacks in his 11 
NFL seasons, starring on two Super 
Bowl champion teams with San 

White, a Monroe native who was an 
Ail-American wingback for coaching leg- 
end Eddie Robinson at Grambling, 
developed into an explosive receiver dur- 
ing an 11-year pro football career with 
the Minnesota Vikings. When he retired, 
White led the Vikings with a team 
record 50 touchdown receptions among 
his 393 career catches. 

Ledet became Northwestern's first 
Ail-American athlete as a guard on the 
football team in 1938 and was the state's 
most successful track and field coach 
from 1952-64. He helped develop three 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame mem- 
bers-Charlie Hennigan, Charlie Tolar 
and Pro Football Hall of Fame member 
Jackie Smith. 

Maestri never had a losing season in 
14 years as baseball coach at the 
University of New Orleans. He led the 
Privateers to nine NCAA Tournament 
appearances, including the first College 
World Series trip (1984) by a Louisiana 
team, helping generate interest that 
spawned the highly competitive colle- 
giate baseball programs around the state 
today. Maestri, recently inducted in the 
American Baseball coaches Association 
Hall of Fame, is athlete director at UNO 
and chairs the NCAA Division I Baseball 

Last year Franks won his fourth 
Eclipse Award as the nation's top thor- 
oughbred owner, making the first owner 
ever to win four. The Shreveport native 

Demon outfielder named player of the year 


Northwestern's outfielder 
Joseph was named Louisiana 
Writers Association baseball 
Player of the Year. 

Player of the Year is cho- 
sen by sports information 
directors and state-wide 

Joseph, the Southland 
Conference Player and Hitter 
of the Year, was one of three 
unanimous first-team selec- 
tions, LSU pitcher Scott 
Schultz and Tulane's Jason 
Washam were the others 
Joseph led the Demons to their third 
straight SLC championship. 

"Terry had an outstanding season 
and really carried the team on his shoul- 



Sports Heroes 

Seven new Hall of Fame inductees prepare to join other Louisiana sports 
legends such as these shown above who were inducted into the Hall of 
Fame in 1994. 

repeated his 1993 Eclipse Award victory 
and the back-to-back wins duplicated 
Eclipse Awards he won in 1983 and 
-1984, a decade earlier. Franks led the 
' nation in races won six times from 1983- 
89. Last year, he was the nation's lead- 
ing owner in stakes races won, runner- 
up in races won and also in purse earn- 

Lowther is the only two-sport Ail- 
American in LSU history, winning the 
honors in track and field and basketball 
in 1946. The Alexandria resident was 
the nation's top-ranked decathlete, 
ahead of the legendary Bob Matbias, 


at times. He is very deserving of 
post season award he receives," 
Dave Van Horn, Demon head 
coach, said. 

Third baseman Matt 
Dormer was the only other 
Demon to make the first 
team. Donner was a first team 
selection for the second con- 
secutive year. A senior from 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Donner 
hit .362 with 71 hits and 53 
runs batted in. His career 
.365 batting average ranks 
third on the all-time list. ■ 
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Iliside: Freshman track member to compete in Pan Am games, page 7 

Carousel actress 
talks about 
singing, long 
rehearsals and hei 
character in this 
summer s dinner 
theater produc- 
tion, page6 

Tuesday, July 4, 1995 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Durbin, Northwestern ties not over yet 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

Current Sauce 

A Walker High School defensive 
lineman's football career may not come to 
end despite being placed on five years 
probation in manslaughter. Randy 
Durban, who pleaded no contest last year 
to manslaughter in the death of Michael 
W. Moore, 20, of Walker, was a possible 
new recruit for Northwestern's football 

According to Coach Sam Goodwin, 
head coach for Northwestern's football 
team, Durbin may still be a part of the 

team. Goodwin said he was aware of the 
incident when they began recruiting 
Durban but had not given him a scholar- 

"Randy is not a bad kid," Goodman 
said. "We got the story when we recruit- 
ed Randy. We went to the principle, coun- 
selor, teachers and everything was real 
positive. It was just a situation that was 
unfortunate. I felt good about recruiting 
him based on all that." 

According to Goodwin, they began to 
change their minds because they were 
told of "another side we hadn't heard 
before, so we backed out of it." 

"We started to get the story from the 

Catholic Student Center 
renovations almost complete 

The Catholic Student Center at 
Northwestern will have a new look this 
fall with the completion of a $400 : 000 

The project at Holy Cross Church in 
Natchitoches has been in the planning 
stage for three years. The pledge drive 
began in Oct. 1993 and construction 
began May 1. Completion of the project is 
expected on August 1 with formal dedica- 
tion set for September 14 on the day of 
The Feast of The Triumph of the Holy 
Cross. The pledge drive has raised more 
than $300,000. 

According to Father Sheldon Roy, 
pastor of Holy Cross Church, once com- 
pleted, the renovations will enable the 
Catholic Student Center to better serve 
the Northwestern and Natchitoches com- 
munity. As part of the renovations, the 
lounge/dining room area will be renovat- 
ed to accommodate small and large 
groups of up to 100. The entrance to the 
Center will also be redone. The kitchen 
area will also be redesigned and 
equipped to serve groups using the 

The second floor will be extended 
over the present lounge/dining room area 
to create a meeting/video room, library 
and provide computer and printer avail- 
ability. The existing Rectory will be reno- 
vated to provide a guest room and bath- 
room for overnight guests. The renova- 

tion does not affect the Church Chapel. 

The Catholic Student Center has 
been at Northwestern since 1954. The 
Center serves students at Northwestern 
and the Louisiana School for Math, 
Science and the Arts, along with their 
faculty and staff. Father Roy has been 
pastor of Holy Cross Church and campus 
minister for five years. 

Roy's parishioners credit him for 
making the renovation project become a 

"Father Roy deserves a lot of credit 
for his hard work and dedication," 
Johnnie Mallory, a member of Holy 
Cross Church, said. "He had the fore- 
sight to envision a place that could bet- 
ter meet the needs of the students and 
serve as a home away from home. It took 
courage and faith on his part to bring 
this project about. But with the support 
of his parishioners, his dream has come 

Approximately one-third of 
Northwestern's students are Catholic 
and more than 800 students participate 
weekly at the Student Center. The 
church provides a Wednesday night 
prayer service and sit down supper and a 
9:30 p.m. mass on Sunday evenings. 

Accordi ng to Roy, the Center 

See CSOIPage2 

"I want to get it in writing of some kind from the 
authorities down there of exactly the facts and 
assuming those are the facts I would welcome 

him On tfie team." — Sam Goodwin, 

head coach of the football team 

family whose boy got killed [Moore]. 
we backed out and didn't have anymore 
contact, but the sports writer from the 
Town Talk talked to the judge," Goodwin 
said. "The judge was telling him that 
everything we were told [from Durbin's 
principal, counselors and frierid_sj_was_ 

Hole In One 


"I want to get it in writing of some 
kind from the authorities down there of 
exactly the facts and assuming those 

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The scramble golf tournament last weekend was just one of the festivi- 
ties during the ceremonies for the Hall of Fame inductions. 

Photo by Eric Dutile 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, July 4, 1995 

CSO: Catholic student center near completion 

Continued from the front page 

enables students to maintain their spiri- 
tual strength and continuity during their 
first real separation from home. 

Services that are available 
include counseling, spiritual retreats in 
the fall and spring semesters, youth min- 
istry, Bible study, adult theological edu- 
cation, Faith Journey, Catholic Student 
Organization leadership, CSO-sponsored 
intramural sports and an opportunity for 
fun and fellowship. 

The CSO is an active organiza- 
tion at NORTHWESTERN, winning the 
1994-95 President's Cup given to the All 
Campus Champions for Intramural 

For any donations checks 
should be made payable to "Today's 
Youth Campaign," c/o Holy Cross 
Church, P.O. Box 211, Natchitoches, LA 
71458. All contributions are tax- 

DURBIN: Future looks bright 

Continued from the front page 
are the facts I would welcome him on the 
team," he said. "I would think if those 
weren't the facts he would have gotten 
some sort of jail time. Based on that I 
don't think he did anything most of us 
wouldn't do in those circumstances. 
Sometimes you get put in situations 
where you just react and I don't think 
there was any criminal intent based on 

According to Jefferson D. Hughs, 
Livingston Parish judge, he placed the 6 
foot 5 1/2 inch, 285-pound Durban on 
probation because he was 17 years old at 
the time of the crime, because he refused 
twice on Feb. 19, 1994, to fight Tommy 
Lockhart in two different locations, 
because he was sprayed in the face with 
Mace by Lenny Blocker, another man at 
his house, and because Moore had a plas- 
tic baseball bat in his hands. 

Lockhart and a crowd of people went 
to Durbin's house at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 20, 

1994, after he had refused to fight him 
twice before, according to Baton Rouge 

A fight broke out and Moore died 
Feb. 20, 1994, in a Baton Rouge hospital 
from injuries received from being hit in 
the head with a baseball bat by Durbin. 

The police also said Moore was on 
probation at the time of the incident for 
the burglary of the Amite Baptist Church 
in Livingston Parish. 

According to Goodwin, in 
Northwestern's football disciplinary pro- 
gram it states that "if you are arrested 
and convicted of a felony, unless extenu- 
ating and mitigating circumstances are 
present, you will be removed from schol- 
arship and dropped from the team." 

Goodwin said that extenuating and 
mitigating circumstances is "the main 
thing here assuming there is no criminal 
intent or mischievous conduct that he 
instigated. That's what I want to verify." 

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Columnist discusses her fear of math, gives solu- 
tions to overcome math anxiety 

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Is math anxiety terminal? 

I hate math! Correction, I fear 
math! The very thought of Algebra par- 
alyzes me! 

No amount of positive "self talk" has 
been far to change this fact. 
Nevertheless, the hour of reckoning is 
here. Procrastination has come to an 
end! Monday, July 3, my final con- 
frontation with this disease will begin. 
Unless I desire to remain a senior two 
more years, my math requirements must 
be met this summer. 

With the kind guidance of Mrs. 
Veuleman, I passed 920 on the third try 
(having dropped it twice in panic). 
However, even this professor, known for 
her association with St. Jude, patron 
saint of hopeless causes, could save me in 
Math 1050! 

In an effort to prepare myself for 
this trauma, and perhaps to help some 
other students not to feel so isolated, I 
feel the need to analyze my "math anxi- 
ety" for possible causes: 
Patient's Scholastic 
Background: Graduated high school 
1961 (pre-computer age) Algebra not 
required for diploma. 

Patient's Social History: 
Excelled in desired skills for "ladies" 
(pre-liberation) a. Scratch Cooking (abil- 
ity to create a meal from whatever one 
could "scratch up" and creatively stay 
within an "allowed" grocery budget. 
Sewing (necessary to save one's future 


What I'm 

Judy Giles 

husband's money) c. House cleaning, 
including paste-waxing furniture and 
pre-scrubbed floors, d. Ironing all 
starched cotton clothing (pre-permanent 
press era) Innovative homemaker 
advanced from hot paste starch to new 
liquid. Process: soak in starch, hang up 
to dry and wrap in plastic. Keep in the 

Now I ask you, if a young lady devel- 
oped the mental and physical resources 
to master the above daily tasks (not to 
mention future child care) when in the 
Hell would she have had time to learn 
Algebra? And, what for? Is there any 
question as to the cause of the female 

Just for the record, many of us dis- 
agreed with women's liberation (having 
been brainwashed from birth in the 
"socially acceptable" female role). 

Personally, I like the man to be in 
charge (or should I say, responsible for 
all major financial issues!). I didn't mind 
ironing his damn shirts if he would pay 
the house and car notes and buy gro- 

ceries. Seems a reasonable trade off to 
me (as many women of the 90's arc dis- 
covering!). We are the non-traditional 
college students caught in a technologi- 
cal time warp. Many of us are seniors 
who have braved all obstacles to attain 
this status, only to be faced with our 
worst nightmares. In my case, it's math. 
For some, Spanish, and for other's, com- 
puter skills. 

Patient Diagnosis: Extreme 
"Math Anxiety." Prognosis: Years of ther- 
apy and poverty (Prozac is expensive!) 
Unless condition is successfully treated. 

Suggested Treatment Plan- 
Traditional universities, such as 
Northwestern, devise and implement 
"non -traditional" remedial and core 
math courses designed to develop self- 
esteem and confidence for the growing 
population of non-traditional students 
suffering from this affliction. It would 
require "non-traditional" professors 
skilled in patience and techniques adapt- 
able to this need. 

My contention is that the avail- 
ability of non-traditional classes, sepa- 
rate from the main stream, would help 
alleviate the stress of unequal competi- 
tion with newly graduated freshmen, 
and reduce the resulting anxiety of stu- 
dents and the frustration of teachers. 

HELP! Fellow students, if you 
think this idea has merit please write the 
math department, continuing education, 
the SGA, or Dr. Alost. 


Current Sauce 

Tuesday, July 4, 1995 

Folk Festival to feature new crafts, more gumbo competition 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

Contributing Writer 

Carved spoons and straw 
brooms are some of the new crafts you'll 
find at the 1995 Festival. Over 50 tradi- 
tional crafts people will attend this 
year's festival, making such exciting 
crafts as Mardi Gras masks, mandolins, 
hutting horns, cowhide chairs and quilts. 

Louisiana is culturally diverse, and 
the crafts at the festival reflect that 
diversity, from Cajun to Native American 
to Creole crafts. 

Many of your favorite crafts people 
will return, as well. Legendary walking 
stick carver David Allen will be on hand, 
and Dan Townsand will carve shell gor- 

Shown are just a few of the other crafts 
you'll see at the festival. Also, featured 
at the festival is the annual gumbo 
cookoff on July 14. There will be free 
music and dancing at the outdoor gumbo 
stage from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

"The contest has grown steadily 
since the first one in 1991," Sheila 
Richmond, festival coordinator, said. 
"Every year, the booths have gotten more 
elaborate and the gumbo has gotten 
more delicious." 

Cooks compete in two cate- 

gories, seafood and poultry plus, and also 
vie for the showmanship award, given to 
the contestant who shows the most spir- 
it during the contest. 

This year, along with the 
Louisiana Endowment for the 
Humanities, the festival will present a 
free conference dedicated to the explo- 
ration of the effects of road-change in 
Louisiana and the surrounding areas. 

Nancy Kenmotzu of the Texas 
Historical Commission, along with sever- 
al other scholars from Texas, Kansas and 
Louisiana, will participate in panel dis- 
cussions and question-and-answer ses- 
sions on Friday afternoon. 

Panels will cover Indian and 
Colonial trails, Immigrant and Outlaw 
roads, and Military roads and Intestates. 
Much of the discussion will focus on how 
changes in roads affect the culture of the 
surrounding area. 

An interactive CD-ROM, devel- 
oped by Jack Reynolds, a historian at the 
University of Texas in San Antonio, will 
allow attendees to explore the history of 
the El Camino Real using some of today's 
computer technology. 

The free conference will be held 
on the Coliseum's West Concourse July 
14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Dr. Wann discusses the play, Carousel, \ 
and why he chose it page 7. 

Carousel full of music, romance and tragedy 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

Current Sauce 

Romance, melodrama, tragedy and 
fantasy seem to best describe 
Northwestern 's new summer dinner the- 
ater production of Carousel. 

Set in a New England Coastal vil- 
lage during 1873, the story begins with 
the marriage of a beautiful, naive local 
girl and a carnival barker. Once the girl 
becomes pregnant, he becomes so 
despondent with the prospect of father- 
hood he kills himself. Yet, not all is lost 
since he is able to return to earth for a 
day to give hope to his wife and daugh- 

"One of the reasons we picked it 
[Carousel] was because it was revived on 
Broadway this year," Dr. Jack Wann, 
director of the theater department, said. 
"It's the 50th anniversary of the 
show... you get right down to its common 
denominator, the play is about a pretty 
mislead and bad guy who mistreats his 
wife and finally kills himself because he 
can't do anything right but has a chance 
to come back and make amends. 

"It's a beautiful story," he said. "I 
believe it is a beautiful, happy musical 
with important overtones. The things in 
the play are worth thinking about. It 
should put a different light on people 
who have never seen the play but heard 
the song Never Walk Alone. ..when they 
see it in this play my guess is that there 

(Beginning left to right) Richard Rudd as Billy Bigelow, Abby Carmichael as a carousel pony and Patty Breckenridge as 
Julie Jordan practice for the upcoming production of Carousel. (Below) Dr. Jack Wann spends time with Rudd and 

Breckenridge, the main characters in the musical. 

won't be a terribly large amount of 
dry eyes. 

"What we try to do in the school 
year is to introduce audiences to all 
types of theater literature," Wann 
said. "This one I think has a little 
more to say than some of the others 
we have done in the past." 

Because it is a musical, the 
actors have the challenge of combin- 
ing acting with music. "It's acting on 
pitch," Wann said. "The music is 
simply an extension of the acting in 
other words it is the same thing on 
pitch. In a musical the numbers 
[songs] are the messages that are to 
big to be just spoken." 

"You can never get enough of 
this music," Leah N. Coleman, a 
member of the Carousel cast , said. 
"The audience will definitely leave 
singing this tune. The music is so 


Not only will there be singing and 
acting there will also be dancing. 
Chrissy Wright, a professional choreog- 
rapher and former student of Wann at 
Northern Kentucky University, was 
called in to help choreograph the dance 
numbers. Wright has worked in national 
tours and with such stars as Liza 

"I've choreographed for Jenny Wiley, 
Royal Carribbean, Peter Terhune and 
currently Cast Productions out of 
Cincinnati," Wright said. 

"But I've choreographed a show 
a week, not even at summer stock. Even 
when I put up a show fast, I usually 
have more rehearsal time than I will be 
able to get with this production." 

"Chrissy is doing a real good job of 
assembling the dances," Wann said. 
"Basically she has a particularly difficult 

Photos by Mandy Eaton 
job because some of the dances involve 
little children." 

"It's hard and at the same time I 
know how Jack [Dr. Wann] is and I think 
I know what he wants to achieve with 
this show," Wright said. 

During the summer, the theater 
department has an open cast where local 
residents may tryout for parts. Children 
ranging from 6 to 13 years old are par- 
ticipating in the musical. "We have a lot 
of people working on the show and col- 
laborating back and forth with music," 
he said. "It's a good collaborative effort." 

Carousel will be shown in the A.A. 
Fredericks Auditorium July 13, 14, 15, 
16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30. The 
dinner will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the 
show begins at 8 p.m. The cost for the 
dinner and show is $14.95. For informa- 
tion on reservations and tickets call 357- 

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Tuesday, July 4, 1995 


The Natchitoches/Northwestern Folk Festival gets 
ready for another year of crafts and music, page 5. 




Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

Current Sauce 

She was passionate Lola in Damn 
Yankees, strong Lady Capulet in Romeo and 
Juliet and a cafe owner in The Diviners. 

Now she's kind but aggressive Carrie 
in this summer's production of Carousel. She's 
Leah N. Coleman, a senior theater and dance 
student from Jena. 

Carousel is set in a New England 
Coastal village during 1873. The story enfolds 

could keep going and push my way through it. 
I'm learning that rather than off stage throwing 
my leg on the wall and warming my muscles up 
that I'm having to mentally prepare and relax. 
It's different and good because this is what I'm 
supposed to be doing." 

Yet, before Coleman prepares vocally 
she explained that she must first learn more 
about her character. 

There is not just one thing that you go 
and drink something and say 'Okay, now I'm 
that character,*" Coleman said. "I develop as we 
go along blocking, as we work through things. 

"At the end of every show you feel 
different...! look forward to that 
and, I welcome that and its exhaust- 
ing right now, but I want that. It's a 
growing experience for everyone" 

— Li vn Coleman 

when a local girl, Julie, gets married to a mem- 
ber of the carnival. When she becomes pregnant 
the father kills himself. Later in the play he is 
able to return to earth to make amends. 

In the play, Carrie is the best friend of 
Julie. "In the play I'm relieved to be my charac- 
ter because it gives me somewhere to go with it," 
Coleman said. "Carrie has her devices of how to 
keep happy and she married well and kept 
going forward and stayed positive. That's good 
because it helps me get through it and it also 
keeps a lighter note to all the seriousness that is 

Unlike Coleman's other roles, she has a 
strong vocal part. According to Coleman, 
singing isn't as easy as it sounds. 

"With the preparation for Damn 
Yankees, I could work all day and physically I 
could go in' and do the dance numbers. That's 
something I've trained myself to do," Coleman 
said. "Vocally is such a different preparation 
that I'm having to learn a lot more balancing, 
trying to rest in order to produce when before I 

Blocking is where you're moving, what's hap- 
pening and what you're activity is. Dr. Wann 
always says you should never remember your 

"You should forget them," Dr. Jack 
Wann, director of the theater department said. 
"Then when it comes time for your que you can't 
say anything else but what your character 
would say." 

"You would think as a principal charac- 
ter you're going to find out what you're doing 
when you're doing your number, but I find out 
more of what I'm doing when we are in group 
numbers," she said. "You find how you are 
relating to other characters." 

After coming to Northwestern and 
starring in most of the theater's productions 
Coleman has no complaints. "It's been the best 
experience and I look forward to what's coming 
next," Coleman said. "Before I was always won- 
dering is there something else out there and 
now I know there is. I'm so happy I came here 
and went to school here." 

Despite all the long hours of practice and rehearsal, Coleman 
explained that she enjoys what she's doing. "I've been acting as soon al 
I could talk probably," she said. "When I was in high school I began danci 
ing...I wanted to find out what was going on. I wanted something, 
wanted some sort of challenge. 

"At the end of any show you feel different. I know by the end ol 
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uflman to compete at Junior Pan 
erican Games in September 

Northwestern freshman Jeremy 
uffman, who placed second in the 800- 
eter run at the USA Junior Track and 
eld championships, will represent the 
nited States at the Junior Pan 
erican Games in early September. 
Huffman led three runners with 10 
eters left in the 800 meter run but was 
tied and lost his balance. He stumbled 
the finish line and was edged by 
urtis Lassiter of Williamsburg, Va., 
ho clocked 1:52.00 to Huffman's 

The top two finishers in each indi- 
ilual event at the USA Junior champi- 
ihips earned berths on the national 
for the Junior Pan Am Games in 
ile in early September. 

Huffman, who finished second in the 
iuthland Conference 800 meters in 
y, lowered his personal best time by 
re than a second with a 1:51.80 clock- 
Thursday, the fastest time in the pre- 
nary heats. 

He is the first Northwestern track 
d field athlete to qualify for the USA 
ior Team. 

"Among all the great ones we've had 
in my 13 years, like Lew Starks, Brian 
Brown, Eric Lancelin, LaMark Carter, Al 
Edwards and Ryan Martin, we've never 
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Leon Johnson, Demon track coach, said. 
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our university. 

"When you consider the number of 
19-year-olds competing in the 800 
meters around the country, that puts it 
in perspective," he said. "Jeremy may not 
be the fastest, but somebody's going to 
have to beat him. He's going to battle 
you. That's what he did Friday night." 

Former Northwestern State All- 
America triple jumper LaMark Carter, 
third in last weekend's USA Outdoor 
Track and Field Championships, will 
represent the United States at the World 
Championships Aug. 4-14 in Sweden. 

Carter duplicated his third place at 
the USA Indoor Championships to earn 
his ticket to Sweden. 

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Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Four renovation projects worth 
$2,000,000 to begin in fall 

Four projects worth more than 
$2,000,000 for Northwestern were included in 
the 1995-96 state capital outlay act signed by 
Gov. Edwin Edwards. 

The projects include $1,370,000 for reno- 
vations on Russell Hall, $460,000 for a new 
chilling and cooling tower for Kyser Hall and 
$63,000 for improvements at the University's 
athletic complex. Three projects are in priori- 
ty one of the bill. 

Another $200,000 in planning money 
for renovation of Morrison Hall and the 
Family and Consumer Sciences Building is in 
priority three. 

A $3,350,000 renovation project for Lee 
H. Nelson Hall, formerly known as the Old 
Women's Gym, is also ongoing. Funding for 
the project is being provided by the federal 
government. Nelson Hall will be the home of 
the National Center for Preservation 
Technology and Training. The building is the 
oldest on campus. It was built in 1923 and has 
been closed since 1970. 

Bids on the Russell Hall project will be 
accepted in August. Russell Hall will house 
Scholars' College. The project consists of a 
total renovation of the building's interior to 
create office, classroom and laboratory space. 
The 40,017 square foot building formerly 
served as Northwestern's library. Russell Hall 
was built in 1936 and was renovated in 1957 

when a rear portion was added to the build- 
ing. The total cost of the renovation will be 
$3,350,000.The first phase which consisted of 
environmental hazard abatement work has 
been completed. 

The architectural firm of Barron, 
Heinberg & Brocato will handle the project 
which should be completed by early 1997. 

"We are looking forward to the comple- 
tion of our 'new' home," said Dr. Ray Wallace, 
director of Scholars' College. "Russell Hall is 
a very special place to our students and fac- 
ulty. Having such a beautiful building will be 
a positive thing for our faculty and staff. It 
will also help us in recruiting to have a build- 
ing that meets our needs." 

The ground floor of the three story build- 
ing will house the Scholars' College's science 
faculty , language department and the 
Advance Program for Young Scholars. 

The first floor will contain a multipur- 
pose science teaching lab, auditorium, stu- 
dent display area, lecture room, seminar 
room, biology preparation room, chemistry 
preparation room, faculty offices and storage 
facilities. The Advance Program will have 
new staff offices, a work room, storage room 
and a conference room. 

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The National Center for 
Preservation Technology and Training is 
on Congress' cutting board and will lear 
of its fate in September. 

"This is the same process that 
happens every year," John Robbins, 
director of the preservation center, said. 
"The national center is within the U.S. 
Department of Interior, but unlike some 
other department of interior programs 
that show up as a large, lump sum, the 
center is in a line all to itself. As a result 
the Center is vulnerable during the 
annual appropriations procedure 
because it stands out on its own." 

According to Robbins, this is the 
first year there has been a staff that will 
be affected by the decision. The appropri- 
ations committee has approved funding 
for the Center, but it still has to go 
through Congress for approval. If the 
proposal of the House of Representatives 
differs from the proposal of the Senate, it 
then goes to a House/Senate congress 
committee where "they work out through 
the final details of it." 

"Every step along the way there 
is the opportunity for congressmen or 
senators to add, modify or delete items 
that are in the appropriations bill," 
Robbins said. "The center's funding is 
subject to modifications any step along 
its path." 

Robbins said the decision of 

Congress is uncertain because of the new 
republican majority in congress. "There 
has been an effort to weed out those pro- 
grams that are not, or seen as not core to 
what the federal government should be 
doing, and in a sense from what we've 
seen, the definition of what the federal 
government should be doing is its own 
operation, and because the center has to 
do with providing appropriations ser- 
vices to organizations that are outside of 
the federal government this was not seen 
as being part of the core of the federal 

"If we're providing services out- 
side [non-government organizations], 
they should be funded by the outside," 
Robbins said. 

The Center provides funds for 

research and training activities that seek 
to develop and distribute preservation 
skills and technologies. The Center was 
founded by the National Park Service to 
advance the practice of historic preserva- 
tion in the fields of archeology, architec- 
ture, landscape architecture, materials 
conservation and interpretation. 

If the Center does not receive 
funding from the federal government 
Robbins said it would be difficult to 
receive funding from private organiza- 
tions because they have only been in ser- 
vice since last October. "That is why fed- 
eral funding for 1996 is so critical, 
because it would give us the opportunity 
to build up a base of support for the 

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Tuesday, July .18, 1995 


Student internet user gets charges dropped 
for writing rape-murder fantasies 


Charges dropped against student internet user 

Marco Buscaclia 

College Press Service 

A U.S. district judge threw out 
charges against a college student who 
posted a rape-murder fantasy on the 
Internet using a real student's name as 
the victim. 

Jake Baker, a former student at the 
University of Michigan, was cleared of 
all counts of federal criminal charges by 
Judge Avern Cohn, who ruled that 
Baker's story was simply a "tasteless 
piece of fiction," not a threat, to the 
named student. 

Baker, 20, was charged with five 
counts of transmitting a threat to injure 
or kidnap by electronic mail. Had the 
charges stood, Baker would have faced 
up to 25 years in prison. 

In his ruling, Cohn stated that the 
situation should have only been handled 
as a disciplinary matter at the universi- 

"The government's enthusiastic 
beginning petered out to a salvage effort 
once it recognized that the communica- 

tion which so much alarmed the 
University of Michigan officials was only 
a savage and tasteless piece of fiction," 
wrote Cohn. 

UM officials first learned of Baker's 
story in February when a school alum- 
nus living in Moscow read Baker's story 
on "," a USENET bulletin 
board. In Baker's story, he described 
himself and others breaking into the 
apartment of a female and beating, tor- 
turing and raping her. Baker wrote that 
the woman was "shaking with terror" 
throughout the entire incident. 

The UM graduate noticed the 
school's electronic address and called 
Ann Arbor on Feb. 2 to ask if the 
female — whose last name also can be a 
sexual pun — was a student at the uni- 
versity. After a quick search revealed 
that she had taken a class with Baker 
the previous year, school officials ordered 
campus police to seize Baker's identifica- 
tion card and evict him from his resi- 
dence hall. Baker then was suspended 
from the university 

One week later, Baker was arrested 
by the FBI. U.S. Magistrate Thomas 

Carlson called the student "disturbed 
and dangerous" and ordered him held 
without bail in Milan Federal Facility in 
Michigan, where he stayed for 29 days. 

During the hearing, U.S. attorney 
Saul Green presented exchanges 
between Baker and a man in Canada as 
evidence of Baker's intentions. "I want to 
do it on a really young girl first. There 
(sic) innocence makes them much more 
fun," Baker wrote to Arthur Gonda, who 
has yet to be found. "Just thinking about 
it doesn't do the trick. I need to do it." 

Cohn, however, ruled that the mes- 
sages, along with the original story, were 
protected under Baker's right free 
speech. "Musings or considerations of 
what it would be like to kidnap or injure 
someone, or desires to kidnap or injure 
someone" are not in violation of U.S. law 
unless there is intention to fulfill those 
acts, Cohn wrote. 

While Green has said he disagrees 
with Cohn's ruling, the U.S. attorney has 
not yet decided if he will appeal the case. 
"The department is examining its 
options," said U.S. Department of Justice 
spokesperson San Palazzolo. Douglas 

Mullkoff, Baker's attorney, could not be 
reached for comment. 

Despite Cohn's ruling, Baker still 
remains suspended from the Ann Arbor 
campus. "The decision has nothing to do 
with our own disciplinary procedures," 
said UM spokesperson Kim Clarke. "We 
examined the case in February and took 
the appropriate actions." 

Mike Godwin, attorney for the 
Electronic Frontier Foundation, an 
Internet censorship watchdog group, 
praised the ruling, saying it reflected fed- 
eral laws. "Judge Cohn acknowledged 
that the content of Jake Baker' message 
was appalling and disturbing, but it was 
not a threat or a crime," Godwin said. 
"The First Amendment is designed to 
protect disturbing and offensive speech, 
because no one ever tries to ban the other 

Still, Godwin says the entire episode 
should have been avoided. "It's still 
deeply offensive that this 20-year-old col- 
lege student spent a month in jail 
because the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's 
Office were ignorant of the Constitution 
of the United States," he said. 

More courses offered at England Airpark 

Northwestern will offer courses in industrial 
technology and aviation science at England 
Airpark beginning this fall. These courses will be 
taught at the Jet Center at England Airpark. 

Classes to be taught include Industrial 
Technology 1020, 1300 and 1301 and Aviation 
Science 1050 and 1060. 

"We're excited about having the opportunity to 
offer these classes in Alexandria and provide some 
unique opportunities to the region," Dr. Austin 
Temple, director of the Division of Mathematics 
and Science, said. "Alexandria is a vibrant, grow- 
ing area. 

"Because of the improved transportation 
access provided by 1-49 and the Red River, we 
believe that high-tech industries will be attracted 
to the area," he said. "We want to provide the tech- 
nical training to enable people to take those jobs." 

Temple called the Jet Center "one of the finest 
facilities of its kind in the world." 

He said that "NSU has a long and distin- 
guished record of training in aviation science, and 
the University wants to support the work being 
done by the England Authority." 

The classes in industrial technology will be in 
metals and electronics. Industrial Technology 1020 
is the first course in metals technology. It covers 
basic tools, technology and processing. Students 
will also learn metals science, heat training, sheet 
metal, bench metal, foundry practice, hand and 
basic machine tool operation and fasteners. 

Industrial technology 1300 and 1301 cover 
basic electronics. Students in IT 1300 learn princi- 
ples governing current, voltage, resistance and 
power in AC/DC circuits. The class also covers 
methods used to determine impedance of series, 

parallel and series-parallel resistive-reactive cir- 
cuits along with principles governing magnetism 
and AC/DC voltage generation. 

Industrial technology 1301 is a laboratory 
course that accompanies IT 1300. 

Aviation science courses to be offered by NSU 
are private pilot ground instruction courses that 
can prepare private pilots for FAA written exami- 
nations. Students in the courses are not required 
to take flight lessons. 

Aviation Science 1050 includes the principles 
of flight, airplane systems and instruments, 
weight and balance and aircraft performance. 
Other areas to be covered in the class include fed- 
eral aviation publications and regulations and 
physiology of flight. 

In Aviation Science 1060, students will learn 
meteorology, air traffic control and communication, 
the airman's information manual, flight computer, 
basic navigation and radio navigation. 

Northwestern has been offering educational 
opportunities for Central Louisiana for more than 
20 years. NSU-Cenla offers programs leading to a 
certificate, bachelor's and master's degree. 

Other bachelor's degree programs include 
secondary education in the areas of English, math 
and social sciences and nursing. Degree programs 
in early childhood education, special education and 
social work will also be added this fall. Courses 
will also be offered in criminal justice. 

Graduate degree programs include education 
in the areas of counseling, educational leadership, 
reading and special education, nursing and a mas- 
ter's of business administration for executives. 
Classes are offered at the University Center at 
England Airpark in cooperation with LSU- 

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Also located on the ground floor will 
be a student lounge, a writing center 
than can be used by up to 10 students 
and a computer room for up to 24 stu- 
dents. A language lab, language media 
room and language faculty office will also 
be on the first floor. 

The second floor will have a main 
lobby and administrative offices for the 
director and associate director, an admin- 
istrative assistant and other personnel. 

It will also contain a multipurpose 
room for speakers and special events, a 

records room, a faculty lounge, a 
kitchen, eight seminar rooms, two small 
lecture rooms, a larger lecture room, fac- 
ulty office and storage rooms. 

Faculty offices and a conference 
room will be located on the third floor. 

The renovation of Nelson Hall 
was included in the 1994-95 capital out- 
lay act. Renovations will not change the 
general appearance of the exterior of the 

Some cleaning along with sealing 
and waterproofing of the exterior will be 
done. All renovations will be done in con- 


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Center," he said. 

Despite the looming federal 
cuts, Robbins said the local community is 
"so supportive of the national center." 

"The mayor, the police jury, the 
Association for the Preservation of 

Historic Natchitoches and the Historic 
Natchitoches Foundation are very, very 
supportive," he said. They [police jury] 
passed a resolution which they faxed to 
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The architect for the project will be 
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The first floor of the 18,000 square 
foot building will house administrative 
offices for the Center's Executive 
Director, Chief of Research, Chief of 
Training and Education, Chief of 
Information Management and support 
staff. Two classroom labs will also be on 

the first floor. 

A large lecture/demonstration hall 
will be located on the second floor along 
with offices for the Center's Chief of 
Administration and Chief of Technical 
Support and classroom labs. Mechanical 
and storage spaces and computer sta- 
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Math anxiety is not terminal 


BenRushing Jr. 

Mathematics anxiety has received 
much attention in the public press and 
from educational researchers over the 
past twenty years. Literally hundreds of 
studies have examined the effects of 
mathematics anxiety on students at all 
educational levels. Despite the wide 
body of research and opinion, the con- 
struct remains cloaked in mystery. It 
seems that the definition of mathemat- 
ics anxiety is in the mind of the sufferer. 
This lack of specific identity implies that 
the construct of mathematics anxiety is 
complex and that a simple "silver bullet" 
cure is unlikely. 

Mathematics educators differ wide- 
ly in their opinions related to math anx- 
iety. Some hold that mathematics anxi- 
ety is a facade behind which students 
hide to avoid the work required by the 
study of mathematics. They propose 
that mathematics anxiety is not real and 
simply suggest that students should "get 
over it." Other educators suggest that 
the construct is real and can be over- 
come. From a scientific standpoint, the 

sky is not blue, it just appears that way. 
To most people, however, the perception 
of a blue sky on a sunny day is reality. 
Maybe that is the nature of mathematics 
anxiety. To the individual who suffers 
from its debilitating effects, the reality is 
undeniable. Merely suggesting that it 
does not exist does not diminish this per- 
ception of reality. 

The research base related to anxiety 
in general and mathematics anxiety in 
particular supports the view that mathe- 
matics anxiety is a complex issue and 
affects different individuals in different 
ways. The correlation between mathe- 
matics anxiety and mathematics perfor- 
mance is not clear. The research base 
suggests that reduction in mathematics 
anxiety does not necessarily result in 
improved achievement. 

In 1990, Ray Hembree, of Adrian 
College examined 151 studies related to 
the nature, effects, and relief of mathe- 
matics anxiety were examined. The 
results of this evaluation suggested that 
most of these studies resulted from an 
increased perception that mathematics 
anxiety was a threat to both achievement 
and participation in mathematics. 
According to Hembree, this avoidance of 
mathematics has national implications 
from the fact that otherwise capable stu- 
dents were avoiding the study of mathe- 
matics thus diminishing their career 
options and eroding the country' s 
resource base in science and technology. 

This article will attempt to pro- 
vide some background related to anxiety, 

test anxiety, and mathematics anxiety. 
Understanding the nature of the con- 
struct might offer insights into individ- 
ual management of anxiety. 

The study of test anxiety began at 
Yale University in 1952 with the work of 
Sarason and Mandler. Their work was a 
refinement of the omnibus phenomenon 
anxiety. In 1988, Ray Hembree suggest- 
ed that the study of test anxiety tempt- 
ed hundreds of researchers to explore its 
nature, reveal its effects, and develop a 

According to Hembree, Sarason 
and Mandler's work was specifically con- 
cerned with the subjects' attitudes and 
experiences in a testing situation. 
Sarason and Mandler found that low- 
anxious subjects scored higher in testing 
situations than their high-anxious 
peers. They attributed this performance 
discrepancy to the presence of task-irrel- 
evant behaviors in the high-anxious sub- 
jects that interfered with test perfor- 
mance. They suggested that the pres- 
ence of anxiety in a testing situation was 
an important variable in test perfor- 

Sarason and Mandler allowed, 
however, that anxiety did not necessari- 
ly depress scores, but could serve to elic- 
it improvement. Thus, we have a con- 
flicting view of the effect of anxiety on 
performance. That is, for some individu- 
als, anxiety can depress performance 

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Math Anxiety- 

Continued from page 4 

and for others, it can improve perfor- 

Two different theories of the effects 
of test anxiety were proposed. The first 
theory is that test anxiety interferes 
with recall of knowledge. This interfer- 
ence theory gained interest among many 
researchers. Other researchers, howev- 
er, supported an alternative theory of 

This second theory suggests that 
anxiety interferes in the learning 
process. These two contrasting theories 
were described in 1994 by M. 
Birenbaum and F. Nasser who suggested 
differentiating between two types of 
test-anxious students. 

They described these two types 
as: (a) students possessing poor study 
habits who have problems in organizing, 
encoding, and retrieving the information 
and (b) students possessing good study 
habits who are unable to retrieve the 
previously encoded information during 
the testing situation effectively. 

In 1972, F.C. Richardson and R.M. 
Suinn defined mathematics anxiety as 
"feelings of tension and anxiety that 
interfere with the manipulation of num- 

bers and the solving of mathematical 
problems in a wide array of ordinary life 
and academic situations." In 1990, L.T. 
Green suggested that mathematics was 
the school subject most susceptible to the 
adverse effects of anxiety. She contended 
that "mathematics anxiety is implicated 
frequently as an important affective vari- 
able related to poor mathematics perfor- 

In 1993, the popular writer, Sheila 
Tobias, claimed that lack of mathematics 
ability was a barrier to entry into better 
paying occupations and a limiting factor 
for individuals in middle management 
and executive positions. She suggested 
that limitations in mathematics skills 
resulted in whole families of occupations 
being inaccessible. These views support 
the belief that mathematics serves as a 
"critical filter" in the job market tending 
to restrict entry into scientific and tech- 
nological fields. In 1988, C.L. Cope 
claimed that many college students avoid 
mathematics or needlessly fail it because 
of mathematics has been sug- 
gested that the generative cause of math 
anxiety can be found in the teaching 
methodologies used for basic mathemat- 
ics skill development. This claim sug- 

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gests that both the cause and the cure for 
mathematics anxiety can be found with- 
in the domain of mathematics education. 
In 1988, Williams stated that "Implicit in 
the various definitions of math anxiety is 
the beginning of a vicious cycle that 
leads to educational and societal matho- 
phobes, people with a fatalistic attitude 
toward mathematics. 

Such an attitude often becomes a 
selffulfilling prophecy, and generally 
leads to math avoidance (e.g., taking a 
minimum number of mathematics cours- 
es). Math avoidance automatically closes 
the doors to certain of society's high-pay- 
ing, high-prestige careers that require 
mathematics." These researchers lend 
support to the view that math anxiety is 
a learned response. 

The treatment of mathematics anxi- 
ety that seems to offer the greatest 
promise for improved achievement com- 
bines training in improved study skills 
with counseling in anxiety management 
techniques. Many studies suggested that 
this combination approach was more 
effective than either approach separate- 

These studies are typified by the 
1984 study by Harris Dew, Galassi, and 

Galassi, where these researchers sug- 
gested that "interventions designed to do 
more than reduce anxiety will be needed 
in order to produce maximal increments 
in clients' math performance." They sug- 
gested that "remedial math skills inter- 
ventions that are presented in a low anx- 
iety climate seem to be in order." 

In summary, students learn how to 
become math anxious. Because math 
anxiety is learned, it can be unlearned. 
The process for unlearning math anxiety 
will likely require more mental and emo- 
tional energy from the student than was 
required to learn how to be math anx- 
ious. Math anxiety and the study of 
mathematics do not have spell doom for 

The disease can be debilitating but 
it is not terminal. With increasing num- 
bers of so called "nontraditional" stu- 
dents, it seems that universities seeking 
to remain in the forefront of educational 
excellence should develop programs to 
help this important populace cope with 
their special needs concerning mathe- 
matics anxiety. These same programs 
could offer assistance to a broader 
University student population that may 
suffer from the same malady. 

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comedians are back. 
Ugly Kid Joe has 
stepped up to the mic 
once again with their 
newest release, the 
ever so clever, 
Menace To Sobriety. 

Ugly Kid Joe 
has become one of 
the most original sounding bands to 
emerge in years and their originality has 
led to several platinum records mainly, 
because every Ugly Kid Joe record is 
reminiscent of a three-ring circus. 

Menace to Sobriety continues where 
Ugly Kid Joe's earlier releases left off. If 
you loved earlier songs such as I Hate 
Everything About You and Neighbor, you 
will be jamming all night long to new 
songs such as Jesus Rode a Harley, 
Oompa, Clover and Milkman's Son. 

If you were overwhelmed by Cats in 
the Cradle off of Ugly Kid Joe's second 
album, America's Least Wanted, the song 
Cloudy Skies off the new album will 
leave you with tear stained eyes. 

Menace to Sobriety is definitely one 
of the top albums of 1995 and is one of 
the so called "must have" albums. In a 
musical world ruled by Alternative 


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sounds, Ugly Kid Joe's musical parodies 
are a welcomed arrival. 

Monster Magnet 

Dopes To Infinity 
A&M Records 

Even though 
Monster Magnet's 
Dopes To Infinity 
has been out for 
awhile, this particu- 
lar album is starting 
to make an impact 
in the musical 

Songs such as 
Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Look To 
Your Orb For The Warning and the title 
track have helped this album skyrocket 
to the top of the charts. 

It's no wonder that this is going to 
become a hugely successful record. 
Blending everything from powerful 
chords to alternative-style vocals, 
Monster Magnet has recorded a very 
addictive and compelling disc. 

It's hard to decide what is the best 
thing about this album, but one thing 
that is very easily seen is the talent that 
the band possesses. 

Go out and experience Monster 
Magnet for yourself. Otherwise the only 
thing we can tell you if you don't buy it is 
"I told you so!" 

Brother Cane 


Virgin Records 

The song Hard 
Act To Follow off of 
Brother Cane's 
debut album stands 
true. Brother Cane's 
first album was a 
refreshing break- 
through in the 
music world. After 
debuting with one of the best albums in 
years, Brother Cane has returned to 
show fans everywhere that they are des- 
tined to become a legendary band. 

With new songs such as the formida- 
ble And The Fools Shine On and 20/20 
Faith, Brother Cane has shown the world 
that they are definitely no one album 

By blending elements of hard rock 
and southern guitar rock( along the 
Lynard Skynard vein), mixed with the 
bluesy vocals of lead singer Damon 
Johnson, Brother Cane has recorded one 
of the most respectable sophomore 
releases ever. New songs Horses and 
Needles, Hung on a Rope and the kick- 
ass Bad Seeds, make Seeds one helluva 
album. This is one record that is a must 
have for any rock-n'-roll fan. Your grand- 
children will still be playing this record 
after you are long gone. 

The Beastie Boys 

Root Down 
Capitol Records 

The ever so 
lovable Beastie 
Boys are back in 
the house. This 
time they have 
decided to serve up 
a 10-shot dose of 
live music with a 
few studio mixes 
blended in for good measure. 

Root Down includes three versions 
of the song Root Down. A Free Zone Mix, 
PP Balloon Mix and the original version 
of the song. After so many remixes, one 
tends to forget what the original sounds 

Also included are seven live songs 
recorded in Europe. Time to Get III, Time 
For Livin, and Something's Got To Give, 
round out the live set of in-your-face 
rap, funk and metal sounds. 

Grab your shades and suntan oil 
because this record burns. 

Fair Warning 


Warner Bros. Records 

Hailing all the 
way from Germany, 
Fair Warning has 
returned with their 
second release, 

While Fair 
Warning may be a 
new band to 
America, they are extremely successful 
overseas. In fact, Rainmaker has 
already went platinum in Japan and 
several other countries. 

But, who are Fair Warning? Fair 
Warning happens to be one of the best 
foreign bands in the world. Chocked full 
of extremely melodic and satisfying 
tunes, Rainmaker shows the versatility 
and ability of Fair Warning. 

Irene Bedard brings Pocahontas to life 


College Press Service 

The name may not ring a bell yet, 
but chances are by this fall there will be 
hardly a soul anywhere across the nation 
who won't have seen the young actress' 
face in a magazine, watched her inter- 
viewed on television or, more to the 
point, heard her voice as the title charac- 

ter in what will likely be the summer's 
biggest film hit: Disney's animated 

At a recent press gathering at a 
Manhattan hotel, Bedard proves herself 
a spunky, talkative and straight-shooting 
interview subject. Still smiling and 
laughing after hours of answering ques- 
tions, she's clearly enjoying the hoopla 
surrounding "Pocahontas." But Bedard 
also is eager to defend the film against 

those who ask why Disney didn't tell the 
complete tale of the young Native 
American woman who, in 17th-century 
Jamestown, Penn., saved the British 
captain John Smith and helped avert a 
deadly clash between English settlers 
and Pocahontas' Powhatan tribe. 

"'Pocahontas' is a fairy tale, a leg- 
end," explains Bedard. "(After the events 
depicted in the movie), she was kid- 
napped against her will and brought 

back to England. She changed her name 
to Rebecca, was baptized, assimilated, 
and shown off as this savage Indian 
princess. Then, she died at the age of 21 
trying to get back home. Sad story. But 
this movie shows who she was as a per- 
son. That's what's important. 
Regardless of whether or not it all really 

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happened, this is a beautiful story told by Disney, 
and I'm very proud to be a part of it." 

As often happens in the case of anima- 
tion, Bedard never actually met her on-screen 
romantic partner, superstar Mel Gibson (the 
voice of Smith). Nor had she met Judy Kuhn, who 
provides the singing voice of Pocahontas, until 
the day of this interview. And though the striking 
animated Pocahontas looks remarkably like 
Bedard, the actress was not the visual inspiration 
for the animators. All of that, however, in no way 
prevented Bedard from leaving her own, very per- 
sonal mark on the character. 

"There's my cultural perspective, because I 
am a Native American (born in Alaska of Inupiat 
and Cree descent). I took what I have and gave 
her my curiosity, strength, dignity and my adven- 
turesomeness, if that's a word," explains Bedard, 
who lives in Manhattan's East fillage with her 
husband, musician Denny Wilson. 

"I wanted to make her a three-dimensional 
character. Growing up, I saw one-dimensional 
bad guys in wigs, caricatures of Native 

Americans. We're really at that place where 
African-Americans were during the time of Roots. 
We're still telling our history. We're making our 
way to things like Pocahontas, to having three- 
dimensional, full characters on the screen." 

How Bedard went from being raised in 
Alaska to voicing Pocahontas makes for a rather 
interesting story. It seems her father always told 
her that if she planned to attend college she 
should go to a school on the East Coast. After fin- 
ishing school with a bachelor of fine arts in the- 
ater, Bedard landed a variety of parts in regional 
and off-Broadway theater productions, which led 
her permanently to New York City. 

She has since played Laura in The Glass 
Menagerie and Helena in Look Back in Anger on 
the stage. Her television parts include a lead role 
in the recent TNT production of Lakota Woman, 
while Bedard's film debut came in Squanto: A 
Warrior's Tale. 

Now there is Pocahontas, which Bedard 
hopes will open doors to a long, wide-ranging 


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Goodwin says McNeese will be a major con- 


Goodwin gives predictions of upcoming football season 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

Current Sauce 

As the fall semester draws near, so 
does the college football season and 
according to head football coach Sam 
Goodwin, Northwestern is preparing for 
a successful year. 

"We are looking to be probably the 
most talented and most experienced foot- 
ball team since I've been here," Goodwin 
said. "We really have a lot of guys back," 
"We really didn't lose that many. We have 
28 seniors. We've never had more than 
20 seniors in the history of the school. 

This is by far the most veteran team that 
we've had." 

According to Goodwin, the defensive 
line will "almost remain intact. We lose a 
couple of guys there, but most of our 
main ones are back." He also said defen- 
sive secondary will be his main problem 
and concern because several key players 

Goodwin said the receiving corps are 
the only point of concern in the offensive 
line. "Receiving, offensively, is the only 
area we may struggle with," he said. "We 
are going to be young. We lost both 
starters there.. .we are going to have real 
talent, but real young. It our receivers 

come through we are going to have one 
heck of an offense." 

Unlike past years Goodwin will not 
be playing a junior varsity schedule for 
the freshman. Goodwin said that in the 
past when they played the JV schedule it 
gave the freshman an opportunity to get 
experience before playing in the varsity 

"It's the first time we've done this," 
Goodwin said. "It's a rule that went into 
effect last year, but we voided the rule by 
playing the JV [junior varsity] schedule. 
No one else in the state plays JV sched- 
ule, so everyone else is under the same 
restrictions. It's really great. I wish we 

could do it every year, but it's pretty 
expensive because we normally don't 
budget that. It really hurts the kids that 
want to walk on especially." 

Goodwin said McNeese State 
University will be their main contender 
in this year's conference. "McNeese is . 
going to be great," he said. "They finished 
fourth in the nation last year. They are 
the only team that has more returning 
than we do and they were better than us 
last year, so obviously they will be the 
team to beat." 

Other team to look out for will be 
Stephen F. Austin and South West Texas, 
according to Goodwin. 

Coming this Fall 

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The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Some archeolo- 
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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, August 29, 1995 

Gubernatorial candidate spea ks on higher education 

^ Sarah Crooks 
Current Sauce 

The plight of higher education 
•.opped the discussion Thursday 
jfternoon of gubernatorial candi- 
late Mary Landrieu. 

"Higher education in 
uisiana has suffered through a 
story of broken promises," 
drieu said. 

"For generations, cynical 
ilitical leaders have paid lip ser- 
ce to higher education as a cor- 
irstone of economic growth for 
ie state, as a key to a brighter 
iture for our children and as a 
jath to new opportunity for our 
dult population. 

"It's time to stop talking 

and start doing," she said. 

As part of her educational 
plan, she proposes a 10 percent 
cut in the number of state workers 
over four years for a savings of 
$5,000,000 which will be used to 
raise teachers' and professors' 

Another part of the Landrieu 
education plan is no "mid-year 
budget cuts for universities. 

"As Governor, education 
will be my number one priority. 
Louisiana has the revenues and 
resources we need, but they must 
be redirected to work for our 
future," said Landrieu. 

Landrieu favors a "real dedi- 
cation" of lottery proceeds to edu- 
cation. A dedication without added 

cuts to existing educational funds. 

She also commented on the 
fact that lately, Louisiana seems to 
be showing up at the bottom of 
"every list that counts." 

Louisiana is last in education, 
has the highest high school drop- 
out rate and the lowest graduation 
rate in the nation. 

"There's no reason at all for 
Louisiana to be last," said 

"We should be first. Based on 
the resources that God has already 
richly blessed us with, abundantly 
with human resources, physical 
resources and fiscal resources the 
likes of which most other states 
don't have. 

"I am more convinced than 

ever that we can 
Louisiana," she 

"We can 
get gambling 
under control, 
crack down on 
crime and han- 
dle our money 
responsibly. But tirst, we must 
clean up the corruption and crony- 
ism in Baton Rouge." 

This stop was one of many 
in a three day "Broom Brigade" 
tour around the state which 
included Shreveport, Leesville, 
Monroe and Crowley. 

Landrieu explained that this 
was a tour to "sweep out the old 

'There's no reason at all for Louisiana to be last. 
We should be first. Based on the resources that 
God has already richly blessed us with..." 

Maiy Landrieu, gubernatorial candidate 

political system and sweep in a 
new political system that will 
work better for individuals, tax- 
payers and farmers," so she select- 
ed a "simple broom" as her cam- 
paign symbol. 

Landrieu was inaugurated in 
1987 as state treasurer and was 
the youngest woman elected to a 

statewide office in Louisiana. 

With her eight years of expe- 
rience as state treasurer, 
Landrieu believes that she will be 
able to find "ways in the budget to 
fund education first," despite 
Congress' proposed plan for cut- 
ting funding in higher education. 

Parking fines now peak at $25 

by j.ine Baldwin-Gibby 
Current Sauce 

In an effort to curb the number of students illegally parking on 
campus, the amount for a parking violation has risen to an all time 
high of $25. 

"They [parking committee] felt like people would just stop this 
indiscriminate parking, for instance TH park here today and straight- 
en up tomorrow,'" said University Police Chief Rickie Williams. "They 
hope they'll stop that because the tickets are now $25. I really wasn't 
for raising the parking fine to $25, but the more I think about it the 
more I think it will stop people from doing it to start with. 

"People don't understand that we have plenty of parking at 
Northwestern. What happens is that you have a lot of people living in 
the dorms driving to class, so when the commuter gets here there is 
no place to park," Williams said. 'They have no place to park, so tbey 
park illegally so everyone gets a ticket. 

Fines for parking in a handicapped zone will remain the same, 
but fines for not being registered or improper display of parking stick- 
er, parking in a no parking zone and parking in a wrong, timed or 
restricted zone will be $25. 

"There were students on there [parking committee] and faculty 
and staff that voted for this," he said. 

According to Williams none of the parking zones have changed. 
All first year commuter students are required to park in the stadium 
parking lot. 

"If a student receives up to six tickets that are not paid, we lock 
his car up and they have to come see us and scrape their sticker off 
and get a stadium sticker," Williams said. 

Williams said the campus police will begin immediately to give 
tickets for "parking on sidewalks or parking in the middle of the 
street, but we will give everybody a week to get their parking stick- 
ers on their cars. 

"September 1 we will issue tickets for not being registered," he 
said. "All other violations will be written immediately." 

Congressmen rights for 
Preservation Center 

by Jane Balduin-Cibby 
Current Sauce 

Kerri Griffin, a sophomore exercise physiology major, places her 
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faculty and staff, 

resident students 

"As you are painfully aware there is an asserted effort, and I think 
an appropriate asserted effort, to get our national spending under control 
and virtually everything has come under extreme critical analogy," said 
Congressman Richard Baker. 

Baker, who represents the Sixth Congressional District, spoke on 
campus August 14 about the fight to keep the National Center for 
Preservation and Technology alive. He also met with Northwestern offi- 
cials and staff from the Preservation Center. 

"You [National Center for Preservation and Technology] were one of 
many programmatic endeavors, although worthwhile, that has come 
under rather extreme budget scrutiny," said Baker. 

The Center provides funds for research and training activities that 
seek to develop and distribute preservation skills and technologies. The 
Center wa3 funded by the National Park Service to advance the practice 
of historic preservation in the fields of archeology, architecture, materi- 
als conservation and interpretation. 

John Robbins, director of the preservation center explained that 
"this is the same process that happens every year. The national center is 
within the U.S. Department of Interior, but unlike some other 
Department of Interior programs that show up as a large, lump sum, the 
Center is in a line all to itself. As a result the Center is vulnerable dur- 
ing the annual appropriations procedure because it stands alone." 

"You [National Center for Preservation and 
Technology] were one of many programmat- 
ic endeavors, although worthwhile, that has 
come under rather extreme budget scrutiny." 

Congressmen Richard Baker 

Although funding for the Center is reviewed each year, this is the 
first time the Center will be under scrutiny by the new republican major- 
ity congress. 

"There has been an effort to weed out those programs that are not, 
or seen as not core to what the federal government should be doing, and 
in a sense from what we've seen, the definition of what the federal gov- 
ernment should be doing is its own operation, and because the Center 
has to do with providing appropriations services to organizations that are 
outside of the federal government this was not seen as part of the core of 
the federal government. 

"If you are providing services outside [non-governmental organiza- 
tions], they should be funded by the outside," Robbins said. 

If the Center does not receive funding from the federal government, 
Robbins said it would be difficult to receive funding from private organi- 
zations because they have only been in service since last October. "That 
is why federal funding is so critical, because it would give us the oppor- 
tunity to build up a base of support for the Center," he said. 

Robbins said he will not know the fate of the Center until 
September. "You [Northwestern and Natchitoches] have a network of 
people very interested with historic preservation around the country and 
recognizing that this is the national center, you had friends throughout 
the nation who expressed rather strong concerns about preserving this 
national historic preservation center," Baker said. 

Baker further said that although the Center is important, "we have 
to get our developmental programs under some restraint." 

"We have a long legislative process ahead of us," he said. "I am con- 
fident throughout the process there will be some ups and downs, but if 
we keep the line of communication open and continue with your hard 
work, everything will work out quite well." 

Students fear new proposed cuts of federal loans and grants 

Marco Buscaglia and Jane Balduin-Gibby 
Current Sauce 

Ana Henderson, a Dartmouth 
College senior, was recently 
a ccepted into Harvard Law School 
Out doesn't know if she'll be able to 

"I just don't see how I can 
afford it," says Henderson, who 
has already taken out $23,000 in 
loans to finance her undergraduate 
education. "I'd have to borrow so 
thuch more money and put myself 
in debt for the rest of my life." 

As Congress continues to 
debate cuts to the education bud- 
Set, many of today's college stu- 
dents are finding themselves in sit- 
uations similar to Henderson's 
searching for options and answers 
as their educational dollars contin- 
ue to shrink. 

In order to achieve their goal 
of cutting $10 billion from the 
Federal Family Education Loan 
Program, Republican lawmakers 
have proposed: 

• Eliminating the in-school 
interest exemption, which is paid 
to banks for accrued loan interest 
while students are in school, for 
graduate and professional stu- 
dents, saving $3.1 billion over 
seven years. 

• Cutting out the six-month 
grace period after graduation for 
all borrowers ($4.1 billion). 

• Eliminating the loan inter- 
est rate cut scheduled to take place 
July 1998 ($1.5 billion). 

• Increasing the loan origina- 
tion fee for students ($ 1 billion). 

• Reducing funding for the 
Pell Grant program to $5.6 billion 
($600 million). 

• Eliminating funding for 
Perkins Loans Capital 
Contributions ($1.1 billion). 

• Cutting out the State 
Student Incentive Grant program 

(SSIG), which provides matching 
funds for state based financial aid 
($441 million, but the total loss to. 
student aid could rise to $882 mil- 
lion if states decline to offer funds). 

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• Killing numerous scholar- 
ships and fellowships, including 
Early Intervention, National 
Science and Douglas Teacher 
scholarships; Harris, Javits and 
Faculty Development fellowships 
and various other smaller, special- 
ized programs. 

• Eliminating the $10-per- 
loan payment to each school for 
processing of direct student loans 
($960 million) 

Although President Clinton 
has vowed to veto measures that 
would hurt education, many stu- 
dents aren't encouraged by the 
action they see on Capitol Hill. 

"Any cuts to federal financial 
aid is a cut to the future of the 
American economy' says 
Jeannette Galanis, president of 
the United States Student 
Association. "You can't expect to 

improve the living situations for 
U.S. citizens in the long run when 
you cut higher education. It does- 
n't make any sense." 

Galanis says that if the 
Republican plan passes, the 6.7 
million students who receive edu- 
cational loans— nearly half of all 
current undergraduate and gradu- 
ate students— will wind up paying 
thousands of dollars more for their 

Already, students are feeling 
the pinch as federal and state 
grant dollars have failed to keep 
pace with the rising cost of 
tuition— which has risen 48 per- 
cent in the last five years, accord- 
ing to the American Council on 
Education (ACE). As a result, stu- 
dents are juggling classes and 




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Campus Briefs 

Department of Creative and Performing Arts receives 

gift: Mrs. Joanna Magale's love for Northwestern was expressed 
with a gift of $315,000 from Mrs. Magale's estate and the Magale 
Foundation. The University received $300,00 from Mrs. Magale's 
estate and $15,000 from the Magale Foundation. Northwestern 
honored Mrs. Magale with an Nth Degree for her outstanding 
service to humanity. She is being posthumously inducted into 
the the Long Purple Line in October. 

Writing Center expands: One of the toughest tasks many col- 
lege students face is sitting down and writing an essay. 
Fortunately, for many, the NSU Writing Center is there to help. 
Beth Maxfield, director of the center, plans to expand the reach 
of the Center using e-mail. According to Maxfield, during the last 
academic year, the Center helped students with writing projects 
more than 9,000 times. The Writing Center was established two 
years ago to assist students with any type of writing project. 
Students who use the Center have the opportunity to discuss and 
develop ideas with fellow students who work as tutors. Both 
undergraduate and graduate students spend time in the Center 
working with students on a one-on-one basis. 

Czech scholar needs host family: Amost Bourek, a profes- 
sor of flute, will be visiting Northwestern October. Bourek is 
from the prestigious Janacek Academy of Music in Brno, the 
Czech Republic. Bourek is part of an exchange program. Under 
the grant for the exchange program, funding is limited which cre- 
ates the need for a host family. "Professor Bourek is very fluent 
in English, having spent several years in Australia. This would 
be a rewarding experience for someone in our community,"said 
Dr. Dennette McDermott, assistant professor of music. "As part of 
the exchange program, McDermott will teach at the Janacek 
Academy. Anyone interested in serving as a host for Bourek can 
contact McDermott at 357-5761. 

Continuing Education publishes Pathways: The 

Fall issue of Pathways, published by the Division of Continuing 
Education, has a new look on the inside and outside. On the 
inside, the brochure is filled with listings of courses offered 
through the division, but the most striking difference is on the 
outside. Each Pathways cover will feature the work of different 
local and area artists. The debuting artist is Penny Holmes. To 
get a free copy of Pathways or to find out how to submit your art 
for consideration for the Spring cover, contact the Division of 
Continuing Education at 357-4570. 

Northwestern plans new Distinguished Lectures 

series: Author John Berendt and journalist Helen Thomas will 
speak at Northwestern this fall as part of the Distinguished 
Lecture Series. Thomas will speak Monday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. 
and Berendt will give his lecture Thursday, Oct. 26 at 9:30 a.m. 
Both lectures will be held in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 
Admission is free and open to the public. 

Students will have to wait to exercise in the 
Intermural building because of construction 

Intermural building 
set to open Thursday 

At Attention 

by Sarah Crooks 
Ci rkfm Sauce 

Students eager to begin their 
fall schedules with a daily workout 
at the Intermural building may be 
disappointed to find locks and 
chains on the building's front 

Closed for roof repairs since 
Aug. 17, with good weather and a 
little luck, the building should 
reopen Aug. 31, according to Dr. 
Gene Newman, director of recre- 
ational sports. 

For the past three years, 
because of leaks in the roof, when- 
ever it rained some of the build- 
ing's basketball court had to closed 
off. With $106,000 from Capital 
Outlay funds, the roof was able to 
be fixed. 

While repairs were being done 
on the roof, new problems made it 
necessary to replace ceiling tiles as 
well as the basketball court at the 
IM building, according to 

During Thanksgiving vaca- 
tion, the floor in the building will 
be updated at a cost of $57,000. 
The new floor will include four 
badminton courts, two volleyball 
courts, one full basketball court 
and two side courts. 

"We have been waiting for 
three years to have a facility where 
we don't have any water coming in 
when it rains," said Newman. 

Until construction on the new 
floor is complete, the 100-150 peo- 
ple who usually play basketball 
there during the afternoon, may be 
able to use the PE Majors building 
if no classes are scheduled, accord- 
ing to Newman. 

The 115-200 students who 
used the fitness center last semes- 
ter will be able to take advantage 
of new equipment in the fitness 
center and a fitness coordinator 
who will develop fitness programs. 

The fitness center at the IM 
Building was "very very popular 
last year as students became 
aware of it," said Newman. 

"We're almost where we need 
to be to be comparable to any place 
in the area for a fitness center," 
said Newman. 

As the new semester begins, 
the Department of Leisure 
Activities and Recreational Sports 
will have a new name. It will be 
known as the Department of 
Recreational Sports. 

This includes intramural 
sports, extramural sports, club 
sports, fitness center and equip- 
ment check-out. A calender of 
events and participant handbooks 
may be picked up in the IM center 

Programs such as boating on 
Chaplains Lake and the intramur- 
al and special events calender will 
be unaffected by construction at 
the IM Building. 

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work, taking out more loans, and 
putting off graduate school in 
-order to pay the bills. 

A recent report by ACE 
,. reveals that 41 percent of students 
I at community colleges are study- 
| ing part-time, as are 10 percent of 
I the students at four-year public 
i schools and 9 percent of those at 
' private schools. Those numbers are 
(jap from 1991, when 19 percent of 
I community college students took 
classes part-time, compared with 5 
| percent at both public and private 
I four-year schools. 

To cope with rising education- 
I al costs, the majority of students 
are turning to loans as the primary 
I source for their educational fund- 
i ing And although the student loan 
I interest subsidy has been spared 
i for current undergraduates, 
approximated 1.8 million graduate 
| students will find themselves pay- 
ing more for their education if the 
subsidy is scrapped. 

"The financial impact of 
liny cuts to the interest exemption 
could be disastrous for graduate 
students," said Kevin Boyer, direc- 
tor of the National Association of 
Graduate and Professional 
Students. "If funding for high edu- 
cation continues to decrease, grad- 
uate schools will end up with only 
Hie students who have the most 

The impacts already are 
obvious. Fewer seniors are opting 
for graduate school immediately 
after graduation are 

opting for work instead, 
according to the ACE report. The 
jstudy states that 84 percent of all 
grad students are 25 

years old or more. In addition, 
65 percent attend school on a part- 
time basis. 

Despite criticism by some 
who claim the student loan inter- 
est exemption gives students an 
- unfair advantages over regular 

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borrowers, Boyer says the original 
intent of the legislation is to pro- 
vide student aid. 

"The interest exemption is 
a lot like a grant," he says. "It's the 
way the government has chosen to 

graduate educa- 
tion because the country stands to 
benefit from the graduates." 

And while the impact of 
the six-month grace period from 
loan repayment after graduation 
may seem minimal, a hiatus from 
immediate bills can help buy new 
graduates some extra time while 
job hunting. 

"It wouldn't have been a 
disaster but if I had to start repay- 
ing my loan right away, it definite- 
ly would have 

meant that I wouldn't have 
been able to concentrate on finding 
the career I went to school for," 
says Robert Snarski, who graduat- 
ed from the University of Illinois 
with over $10,000 in outstanding 
loans in 1991. "I would have had to 
worry about taking that first 
source of income so I could pay my 

If loan subsidies and the 
grace period are phased out, the 
Department of Education esti- 
mates that students entering col- 
lege in the fall of 1996 with plans 
to earn a bachelor's degree would 
face a sharp increase in their edu- 
cational debt. Students borrowing 
the maximum of $23,000 will pay 
roughly 23 percent more than 
today's students, or $339 a month 
for 10 years, compared with the 
current monthly payment of $275. 

Those continuing on to 
earn a master's degree will be hit 
even harder. According to the pro- 
posal, those who borrow the 
$88,000 maximum while in school 
will owe $167,723 upon gradua- 
tion, based on a standard 10-year 
repayment plan of $1,452 per 

month. In comparison, that same 
$88,000 debt currently adds up to 
$128,400, or $ 1,070 per month. 

Only a completed disser- 
tation stands between Anthony 
Rosati and a Ph.D. in chemistry. 
But once the Georgetown 
University student completes his 
coursework, he faces a colossal 
debt of $86,000. And while the 
Philadelphia native had always 
planned to teach at a small liberal 
arts college after earning his 
degree, he realizes that he may 
never see that dream come to 

"I have to reconsider 
everything because on a professor's 
salary, I'd be paying back my loans 
on my deathbed," Rosati says. "I 
will probably have to take a job 
that I really don't want that pays 
more money just to survive." 

Although most students 
borrow far less than Rosati during 
the course of their academic lives, 
his situation hardly unique. 
Department of Education officials 
estimate that the amount loaned to 
students is skyrocketing. In fact, of 
the $183 billion borrowed in the 
student loan program since its 
inception in 1966, more than 22 
percent of that debt was borrowed 
in the last two years alone. 

While most student bor- 
rowers view their loans as an 
investment in the future, there is 
the possibility that a student's col- 
lege career won't end with a 
degree, considering 42 percent of 
entering students never graduate. 
And while student loans can be dif- 
ficult enough to pay back for grad- 
uates, those who leave school early 
face even tougher odds. 

"Students who fail to 
graduate have a much more diffi- 
cult time paying off their-loans," 
says Jamie Merisot, who headed a 
recent study on the role of univer- 
sities in student loan repayment 

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more options than just loans in 
terms of financial assistance." 

The Next Step, the 
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er college drop-out rate for those 
students who receive 

the bulk of their aid in loans, 
as opposed to those who receive the 
majority of their financial assis- 
tance in grants. The report shows 
that a $1,000 increase in financial 
aid in the form of grants to low- 

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percent decrease in dropout rates. 
Conversely, a $1,000 increase in 
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increase dropout rates. 

Merisotis suggests increasing 
federal and state grants to lower- 
income and minority students who 
have shown a vested interest in 
education throughout their school- 

"Children who begin pre- 
school in Head Start programs are 
typical of the type of student you 
want to loot out for," says 

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make sure that they're getting the 
same opportunities as the other 

And opportunities are what 
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"Being born into a family with 
money shouldn't mean you get a 
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Loan Woes 

Look out! Here come the big bad republicans again. Those 
budget slashing villains want America to be illiterate and uneducat- 
ed. Yeah right, and the Democrats want everybody to get aids so 
we'll all know how it feels. The multi-trillion dollar national debt is 
draining us like a Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire, but 
nobody wants their piece of the pie cut smaller. 

Poor Ana Henderson just doesn't see how she can afford 
Harvard Law School without federal aid. Let us say this delicately. 
GET A JOB!!! Will someone please point out where in the constitu- 
tion is our Right to attend Harvard Law School. If you can't afford 
it, go someplace else. The world is full of lawyers who didn't go to 
Harvard and have succeeded despite that. 

Anthony Rosati complains that he'll have to take his Ph.D. in 
chemistry and accept a job he doesn't really want because it pays 
more than a professor's salary. You're breaking our heart, Tony. 
You knew from day one how little a professor makes and you dug 
your well of debt anyway. Did you ever expect it would be easy to 
pay off an $86,000 debt on a professor's salary. 

And excuse me Robert Snarski, but in today's uncertain econo- 
my you're worried about having to take the first source of income 
that comes along? Welcome to real life. Take the job and keep look- 
ing. No one is going to force you to stay in that first job for any 
longer than you want. There are people who quit their job only 
weeks after taking it because something better came along. 

Another report by ACE says that 41% of students at communi- 
ty colleges study part-time, 10% at four-year public schools and 9% 
at private universities. What's wrong with that? Maybe they 
should all be up around 40%. What has happened to the notion 
that an education is something you go work and sacrifice for? 
Plenty of successful people made it through college by taking six or 
nine hours per semester while they worked. So maybe you don't get 
done in four years, but you get done debt-free. 

Why should students get interest free loans? No one else does. 
Why should students get a grace period? No one else does. Why 
should students be guaranteed low interest rates? No one else is. 
Why should students be given money they don't have to account 
for? No one else is. That last question cuts to the heart of the mat- 
ter. Most people know someone who bought a car, computer or 
some other non-educational item with money from a student loan. 
It happens as often as insurance fraud and is just as illegal, but no 
one sees anything wrong with it. 

What is wrong with it? It's not their money. That money was 
taken from hard working people across the country that need and 
want the same things, but they can't get them because 30% or more 
of their income vanishes thanks to federal, state, local and social 
security taxes. 

And for those who complain that there's no other way, then how 
is it that Kristy Carter from Washington state was offered $230,000 
in merit scholarships from ten schools. I can hear the whiners 
again. Sure, if you work you might not have time for clubs, sports 
and socializing. But you come to college to get an education. We 
have not seen a study but believe that most people who work their 
way through school finish, even though it takes them longer. Why 
would they tend not to be part of the 42% of students who don't 
graduate? Because they have a greater investment at stake. They 
work and sacrifice and earn what they get. Because of it, they 
value it more, too. 

The real problem here is that everybody thinks just by 
being born in this country, somehow they are owed whatever they 
want. Guess what folks? We don't have the money. Everyone 
always agrees we have to do something about the national debt, 
until it effects them. 

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Northwestern State 
University: where the students 
come first. Yeah, right. 

Bend over and assume the 
position, because once again we 
have been screwed by the 
University. In a move being imple- 
mented this fall, our beloved insti- 
tution is once again helping itself 
to our already depleted wallets by 
raising the cost of parking tickets. 

I heard this great news when 
I got back to campus about two 
weeks ago. I was amazed and dis- 
gusted, partly because I now live 
off campus and we all know how 
terrible commuter parking is here 
and wholly because I can't believe 
that NSU's money grubbing upper 
echelon would have the gall to 
make a move like this one. 

My perception of this whole 

decision is a feeling that NSU, our 
little Harvard on the Cane, has 
given its student body the finger. 
It becomes harder and harder to 
buy into the crap that "students 
come first" when the school takes 
every available opportunity to 
rape us of what little money some 
-'of us have to play with. 

If we had a reasonable park- 
ing situation on campus I could 
understand the school raising the 
costs of parking tickets, but our 
situation in that area is a far cry 
from what one might call reason- 
able. Parking lots are swamped 
with commuter students who spill 
over into resident lots which really 
cramp the dorm residents. Then 
the resident students have to try 
to find a place to park and take up 
other spots displacing more dri- 

vers. It is a nasty cycle. The situ- 
ation is ridiculous. 

In the face of this problem, 
the only real suggestion that the 
administration has made is for us 
to park by the coliseum and walk 
back to the main part of campus. 
This idea, on top of being ludicrous 
is incredibly inconvenient. If the 
students really do come first on 
this campus then the administra- 
tion should park their fat salaries, 
cars and butts down by Prather. 
Let them walk all the way to their 
offices in the heat of August, cold of 
January and rain every time in 

What I am saying should not 
be misconstrued as a retarded plea 
for some kind of parking anarchy. 
I don't feel that people should be 
allowed to park anywhere they 
want to. Certain areas, such as 
the ROTC field, should be held 
sacred and should never have to 
suffer the indignity of having a car 
parked on them. I also feel that if 
your parking sticker says you can 
only park in certain areas, you 
should limit yourself to those 
areas. Even though I believe these 
things to be true, I don't believe 
that an individual should be stuck 

with a outrageous fine because 
they made an error, either acciden- 
tal or deliberate. 

On average, I receive about 
two parking tickets a year. No big 
deal when they were $10 a pop. 
But now that they have made the 
jump to $25 you can bank on not 
seeing my car on campus this year. 
I live within walking distance of 
the campus and since they raised 
the cost of parking tickets I plan on 
taking advantage of this fact come 
rain, sleet, snow or dark of night. I 
figure the best way to beat the 
greedy bastards is to just park off 
campus, which they will probably 
appreciate since my car's less than 
pristine condition won't detract 
from campus beautification efforts 

I close with this. To my fellow 
students, get involved. The more 
involved and vocal we are, the 
harder it is for them to screw us 
with expensive annoyances like 

To the University, this was 
one of the lousiest moves that I 
have seen pulled on the student 
body since I arrived two years ago. 

NSU: Where students' check- 
books come first. 

Columnist searches for fountain of youth 


In an ever shrinking world 
with escalating health problems, 
many of us have become desper- 
ate to solve particular deteriorat- 
ing situations. Indeed, we find 
that as time goes by, one thing 
leads to another -literally. Out of 
such desperation, however, we 
often miss the all-inclusive bal- 
ance of health maintenance that 
is required in order for the human 
body to function properly. All we 
know is that we are becoming sick 
- sick of hurting, sick of being 
overweight or sick feeling worth- 


less, depressed and out of energy. 

It then seems to be a futile 
situation to overcome one or more 
of these less than pleasurable 
complications in our lives. There 
is a tendency to pin all hopes on 
one current news flash or another 
-such as the low-fat diet, the lat- 
est superflex exercise machine or 
a specific method of mind-over- 
matter meditation. In some cases, 
a pessimistic assumption is 
passed along from one generation 
to the next that overweight family 
members are fighting losing bat- 

to heredity-that there is apparent- 
ly no personal choice in the matter. 
Others hopelessly accept a medical 
professional's advice that an elu- 
sive and chronic disease such as 
fibromyalgia is incurable, and that 
they should not live in denial of the 

Still others have been issued 
medication and therapy due to a 
psychological diagnosis with symp- 
toms that are sometimes later 
found to be relieved or totally anni- 
hilated through nutritional guid- 

It is high time that we started 
treating our body as we would 
treat a child in our custody or the 
only car in a one-car family. Abuse 
does not necessarily have to be a 
conscious and deliberate action to 
be a reality all the same. However, 
it is neither essential nor neces- 
sary, in my opinion, to talk blame 
here or anywhere else for that 
matter. The best foot is the next 

Ca m p u s Connect ion 

Caddo Hall 

Caddo Hall, the girl's dorm for 
Louisiana School, is in need of a 
night security person (must be 
female) from the hours of 10:30 
p.m. to 3:00 a.m., two to three 
nights a week. Call 357- 3180 for 
more information. 

Rowing Team 

The NSU rowing team will have an 
informational meeting for anyone 
interested in joining the team 
Tuesday, August 29 at 8 p.m. in 
the Cane River Room, Student 

Social Work Club 

Welcome to NSU campus and NSU 
Social Work Club. We hope you are 
ready to join us in building not 
only a productive club but an excit- 
ing one as well. 

The purpose of the NSU Social 
Work Club is to promote and 

enhance your social work educa- 
tion by providing fellowship, sup- 
port, and information relevant to 
the socil work profession. 
Please feel free to come to the first 
meeting Monday, September 11 at 
noon in Kyser Hall, room 309. 


Argus, NSU's literary magazine, is 
holding its first meeting Tuesday, 
August 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cane 
River Room of the Student Union. 
All students are invited to attend. 
Applications for staff positions will 
be available at that time. The 
deadline to return applications is 
September 6. If you are not able to 
attend this meeting, feel free to 
contact Angie Kroushaar at 356- 
0745 (email NSKRA3035) or come 
by the office (presently located at 
229 Student Union) Tuesday or 
Thursday between 1:30 and 3:00 

Argus sponsors competitions in 
poetry, fiction, art and nonfiction 
each semester and awards cash 
prizes to first, second and third 
place winners of each category. We 
will also accept cover designs. 
Details will be available at the 
Argus office and at the meeting. 
Copies of the '95 Argus are still 
available. Come by the office or to 
the meeting to get your copy. 

Zeta Phi Beta 

The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta will 
hold an informational seminar on 
September 6, 1995. It will be in 
the Cane River Room at 8 p.m. All 
interested ladies are invited to 
come. The requirements are that 
you have a 2.0 cumulative grade 
point average and 12 hours. 


This week's SAB movie is Johnny 

foot forward. It is an issue of prac- 
ticing good sense regarding all 
avenues of health-understanding 
that they all consolidate to produce 
wellness and optimism. Ever seen 
a person so happy with life you 
could you cold slap them? Still, this 
person has probably realized the 
closest thing to a fountain of youth 
that us poor folks are ever going to 

Experience proves that there 
is one economically sound way for 
any individual to reach the maxi- 
mum potential in physical and 
mental health. There must be a 
balance of all aspect of life-fluid 
and nutritional intake, exercise 
providing efficient oxygen usage, a 
spiritual belief system, and an 
ongoing education of some form. 

We can no longer afford to say, 
"Why try anymore?" There is a uni- 
versal reason, my friends. 
Survival-individual and cultural 

Mnemonic. Movie times are at 7 
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Tuesday, August 29, 1995 t^ 3 ^ 


Several archeology students spent the summer 
searching for pottery and other remains 

Archeology students find ancient artifacts 

by Jane Baldwn-Gibby and \ ijay Kailas 
Current Sauce 

The hundred degree weather 
this summer didn't stop about 15 
students in Dr. Michael Sheehan's 
archeology class from searching for 
artifacts dating all the way to pre- 

historic times. 

They spent six weeks digging 
under the hot sun for ancient arti- 
facts near the American Cemetery 
located in Natchitoches. Sheehan's 
class was originally only planning 
to dig there for three weeks and 
then relocate to Los Adaes, an old 

Spanish settlement. 

"Because we were finding so 
much stuff over there we spent the 
entire six weeks there," Sheehan, 
professor of archeology, said. 

According to Sheehan, the 
American Cemetery is located on a 
levy. "In a natural environment 
like that you find prehistoric 
stuff... You're talking multiple hun- 
dreds of years. You would be safe 
saying at least a 1,000 years ago." 

Sheehan explained that pre- 
historic refers to period of time 
before European contact. Most of 
the artifacts that were found were 
prehistoric and originating from 
the Caddo Indians. Sheehan said 
that the class found a lot of ceram- 
ics and pottery and chip stone 
which is what is left over from 
making tools. 

The class goes through several 
processes to find objects while dig- 
ging. First, they are grouped into 
four groups of three or four in 
which each group digs up a small 
square plot of land. 

Once an artifact is found, they 
mark the place of the object 
according to one of the square's 
corners called the datum point; 
then they measure the object's 
depth from the regular ground. 
When that is done, they graph the 
object's location on a map to iden- 
tify objects according to their time 
periods and cultures. 

"I have found everything from 
golf tees and candy wrappers to 
old pottery and flint flakes from 
people trying to make tools like 
arrow heads," said Kayla 
Meadows, one of the archeology 

Another method to help from 
missing objects is to put the dirt 
through a screening process. The 
dirt is placed in a wooden frame 
with screen at the bottom and dirt 
is shaken through. 

"When you have things like a 
small pieces of brick, they can be 
easily missed," Melanie Porter, 
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if they have overlooked anything. 
Once an artifact is found, it either 
goes hack to the University for 
examination or it is sent to a lab. 

He said that once all the arti- 
facts are cleaned and analyzed the 
materials will be displayed in the 
Williamson Museum located on 
the second floor of Kyser Hall. 
"We clean them a little because 
they used to literally give them a 
bath... that tends to not be done 
anymore because there is analyti- 
cal equipment available to take 
those residues off or inside of the 

"In some situations you can 
analyze that stuff [residue] and 
you can get a sense of what partic- 
ular kind of plants they fed on or 
cooked. That is called residue 

I don't know if we will do all 
that because it is pretty expen- 
sive," Sheehan said. "We will be 
looking at the ceramics and their 
decorative styles." 

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From the 
first notes of Fire In The Hole to 
the last song By Then, Redbelly 
delivers one of the best debut 
albums in years. Taking influence 
from The Doors to Black Sabbath, 
Redbelly have recorded an album 
that can be appreciated by music 
fans everywhere. 

Instead of concentrating on 
playing one musical style, Redbelly 
combines numerous musical 
styles. Songs like Fire In The Hole 

and Grey concentrate on a very 
melodic rhythm style mixed with 
the soulful singing of vocalist Kirk 

But, just when you get used to 
the memorable rhythms along the 
Candlebox vein, Redbelly unleash- 
es a torrent of power chords and 
gristle vocal harmonies that once 
made Black Sabbath the influence 
of millions. The best example of 
this is found in the song I Am. 

Don't be fooled into thinking 
that this band is another wanna be 
cover band. Redbelly shows sparks 
of originality that could make sev- 
eral so called legendary bands 
raise up and take notice. 

Other songs such as Anastasia 
and Highway round out a very 
respectable performance. 

One thing that will help this 
album become a mainstream 
favorite is Redbelly's ability to 
appeal to fans of metal, rock and 
alternative. But, strangely enough, 
the versatility of Redbelly makes it 
almost impossible to categorize the 
band's music and that alone makes 
Redbelly a band to check out. 



A hiusoleum Records 

It's been 
three years 
since Joey 
split with 
his long 
time band 
Selling over 
7 million 
records as 
the lead 
singer of one of metal's all-time 
favorite bands, Joey Belladonna 
has returned after a three year 
break to sell millions more. 

With his new band 
Belladonna, Joey has recorded an 
album worthy enough to be a 
multi-platinum seller. After sign- 
ing with Mausoleum Records, Joey 
and crew went into the recording 
studio and have emerged with 
Belladonna's self titled debut. 

If your expecting Belladonna 
to sound like Joey's former band 
Anthrax, you will be pleasantly 
surprised. Belladonna sounds 
nothing like Anthrax. Instead, 
Belladonna continues the heavy 
grooves and powerful rhythms of 
mainstream metal, but instead of a 
lot of grunts, shouts, and totally 
unintelligible vocals, Joey 
Belladonna shows that he is one 
hell of a singer. 

New songs such as the first 
single Rob You Blind and new sin- 
gle Perfection show that 
Belladonna has the skill and qual- 
ity to become a mainstream break- 

Don't think that Joey 
Belladonna has sold out the music 
that he helped become a 
respectable force in the music 
world for a guaranteed commercial 
success. Songs like the heavy, but 
catchy, Last Call, the dark and 
moody R.I.P. and the bass heavy 
Blunt Man show that there are no 
wimpy songs on this record. 

If there's one standout track 
on this record, it would definitely 

Some students still find Yugos useful 

by Elissa Leibowit/ 
College Press Shrvice 

How do you inject life into a 
useless Yugo that just won't go? 

That was the challenge 
Kevin O'Callaghan posed to his 
dimensional design students at 
the School of Visual Arts in New 
York. As an end-of-the-year pro- 
ject, O'Callaghan dared them to 
turn the visually unappealing 
Yugoslavian econo-car into a 
work of art. The result: students 
have gotten more career mileage 
from their revamped Yugos than 
the junked cars could have ever 
achieved on the road. 

An exhibit of more than two 
dozen of the wildly imaginative 
cars— from a Port-o-Potty Yugo 
and an accordion to a giant 
Zippo-lighter Yugo and an over- 
sized working telephone Yugo— 
debuted in New York's Grand 
Central Station in May. 

The cars made a pit stop in 
July at Washington's Union 
Station, and the students are 
hoping to find sponsor to fund a 
road trip that could take them 
across the United States and 
Canada and even to Europe. 
Shows are scheduled for this fall 
in Chicago and Montreal. 

"We're really giving the car 
another chance at life," said 
O'Callaghan, a New York artist 
who has designed props for the 
stage and screen. 

The Yugo, produced in what 
was once Yugoslavia, cruised into 
the American market in 1986 
with a $3,990 price tag. While 
Americans found it to be the 
answer to their driving dreams, 
it quickly became the 1980s ver- 
sion of the Edsel, with construc- 
tion that was shoddy at best. 
Consumer Reports rated it the 
worst car the magazine ever 
reviewed, and it was pulled from 
U.S. markets in 1992. 

That left Yugo owners with- 
out warranties or access to parts. 
The car still is produced in what 
is now Bosnia but a United 
Nation arms embargo prevents 
any Yugos or parts from leaving 
the nation. 

Wheels In Motion 

Before O'Callaghan chal- 
lenged his students to be cre- 
ative, he was in a bit of a jam 
himself. Grand Central Station, 
the largest venue a New York 
artist could seek, had asked him 
to design an exhibit to fill its 
main hall. O'Callaghan said he 
scrambled to come up with a con- 
cept large enough. 

But one afternoon he was 
driving through New York and 
came upon some kids playing 
stickball who used beatup Yugo 
as a backstop. 

"It Just blew my mind," he 
said. "I got out and asked them 
about it, and they said it was 
their dad's car. He lets them use 
it because he can't use it any- 

The lightbulb went on, and 
O'Callaghan placed a classified 
ad in several newspapers solicit- 
ing "Yugos Wanted, Dead or 
Alive." Thirty-nine cars came 
rolling in three days. 

"Some of these cars were to 
the point where a junkyard 
wouldn't even take them," said 
O'Callaghan, who paid $3,600 for 
the cars. 

He then presented the idea to his 
26 students: in six weeks they 
were to reconfigure the cars into 
fully functional, 3-D works of art. 
Whatever expenses they 
incurred were their own. 

From Scraps To Art 

Jude Dominique beamed as 
he showed off his creation: a Yugo 
completely covered in bathroom 
tiles with plumbing, a shower 
curtain and a rubber ducky. The 
Yugo Shower. 

"I was getting ready to go to 
work when I thought of it," said 
Dominique, 24, who graduated 
from the School of Visual Arts 
last year. "I thought it would be a 
great way to combine waking up 
and going to work. If you could 
shower in your car you could gain 
an extra 15 minutes of sleep." 

With the help of a friend, he 
resurfaced the car with baby blue 
tiles and rigged a sump pump 
and pipes to create the shower. 
Fringe touches, such as steam on 
the windows, a rubber ducky and 
soapy puddle came as the project 
rolled along. 

And to make his Yugo 
audio-visual, Dominique asked a 
musician friend to record himself 
singing in the shower. 

His display, however, was 
not cheap. Dominique said he 
spent $3,000 of his own money to 
construct it. 

-Celia Landegger invested a 
$10,000 inheritance and more of 
her own money into her car. As a 
tribute to he grandmother, who 
was a pianist, Landegger bought 
a baby grand piano, took it apart 
and rebuilt it inside a sawed-off 
white Yugo. The radical piece, 
titled 89 KEYS (88 for the piano 
and one for the car's ignition), 
really works. 

Art students from the School of Visual Arts in 
New York found many uses for Yugos in their art- 
work such as this Yugo converted into a fireplace 

Cynthia Nagy of New York, are 
hoping art collectors will come 
along and show an interest in 
their works. Nagy changed the 
back end of a Yugo into a work- 
ing slot machine, complete with 
a $1 million payoff in gold coins 
and casino lights. 

"The Yugo is worth nothing, 
so I thought it would be funny to 
make it worth $1 million. Turn a 
lemon into a goldmine," Nagy 

But one part of the exhibit 
did have problems. Visitors to 
Union Station in Washington 
did not realize the condensed 
Yugo painted postal blue and 
transformed into a U.S. mailbox 
was art. 

"We had to move it because 
people always put mail in it," 
O'Callaghan said, joking that 
"I'm gonna end up in federal 
prison for this." 

But several of the students 
won't be starving artists for 
much longer. 

Richard Awad, who recreat- 
ed a Yugo with stainless steel, a 
neon sign and gingham curtains, 
sold Hugo's Diner for $20,000. A 
New York man who collects cars 
and diners bought it. "I was a lit- 
tle confused by it, but it' was fine 
with me, considering my gas and 
electricity was turned off a 
month ago," Awad, 24, said. 

Brendan Kennedy recently 
sold his piece, ROLLFILM. to a 
wealthy Manhattan man for 
$10,000. He transformed his 
Yugo into a personal movie the- 
ater—viewers sit in the red vel- 
vet-covered driver's seat and 
watch Steve McQueen in The 
Blob on the windshield. 

A Big Payoff 

Other students, including 

be Taken By Force. A song about 
people getting abducted by aliens, 
Taken By Force is six plus min- 
utes of Belladonna at their best. 

If your looking for a cd that is 
guaranteed to burn up your cd 
player, check out Belladonna. Joey 
and company deliver the goods 
and the album cover is cool too. 


X [antra 

Roadrunner Records 

This is the 
best way to 
the power 
sound of 
from New 
York City, 
Shelter has been playing the NYC 
Hardcore scene for more years 
than the band can even remember. 
On their latest album Mantra, 
Shelter blends the traditional 
hardcore sound with a mixture of 
alternative, metal and believe it or 
not, religious chants and instru- 
mentation that is commonly found 
in place like India. 

This mixture of musical 
styles and instrumentation has 
emerged into a album that can 
only be categorized as "crossover." 
If your into alternative music, 
check out the contagious lead off 
track, Message Of The Bhagavat. 
If metal is your thing, you won't be 
disappointed as tunes like 
Metamorphosis and the title track 
will leave you begging for more. 

But, the surprise track on 
Mantra is the very emotional and 
sentimental sounding Letter To A 
Friend. This song alone is worth 
the price of the cd or cassette. 

Shelter's Mantra is quickly 
becoming a mainstream favorite 

at college radio and their is a good 
chance that commercial radio will 
pick up on what fans everywhere 
already know, Shelter is a force to 
be reckoned with. 



Capricorn Records 

Full of 
funk, rap, 
metal and 
reggae, 311 
is back 
with their 
Fans of 

albums will once again become 
overwhelmed with the original 
and sometimes hypnotic rhythm 
that make 311 so popular. 

Listeners who have never 
heard 311 before, get ready 
because your in for a treat. 311 
mixes in a sound that could be 
described as a rock/rap hybrid 
with a funk/metal rhythm all com- 
bined with the catchy as hell lyrics 
and singing/shouting of lead 
singers Nick Hexum and SA 

New songs such as the in- 
your-face Hive show that there is 
more to 311 than four guys with 
guitars playing rock-n-roll. Hive, 
along with other new songs such 
as the "groovified" Down, rein- 
forces the idea that there is more 
to 311 than meets the eye. 

Whether the rappish sounds | 
of Hive or the alternative groove of 
Jackolantern's Weather are what' 
you dig, there is something tojl 
please everybody on 311. In the' 
words of lead singer Nick Hexum, 
311 are "Comin' like a nightmare."! 
But to me, 311 is not a nightmare 
but is instead a very refreshing 
and original addition to an otherJ 
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Hi and welcome back to school and the COMIX column. COMIX 
will explore the many avenues of comic books and related fields such 

as movies. 

I have been involved in comic books since I was a young boy as a 
reader and as a retailer since 1991. On with the show! 

Do you remember where you were in 1977? about the] 
first time you saw Star Wars ? The 
Empire Strikes Back ? The Return 
of the Jedi ?If not, then a brief 
recap. All three movies present the 
journey of a young man named Luke 
Skywalker on the road to becoming a 
Jedi Knight (sort of a science fiction 
ninja with mental control/karma 
called the FORCE). On his way, he 
encounters Yoda (a 900 years old 
Jedi Master), Princess Leia (a key 
leader of the Rebel Forces who turns 
out to be Luke's sister), C3PO & 
R2D2 (Luke's companion droids), 
Han Solo (a cocky smuggler who can 
fly just about any kind of spaceship ), 
Chewbacca (Solo's Wookie friend and 
partner), Obi Wan-Kenobi ( an older 
Jedi Master who utters the famous 
phrase "May the Force be with you"), 
Jabba the Hutt (a smuggling kingpin 
member of the grotesque race called 
the Hutts), Darth Vader (one of the 
evil Empire's leaders who, surprise, 
is Luke's father), and Emperor Palpatine (THE Empire ruler). The! 
many other memorable characters but there isn't enough time or spa* 
to cover them. 

Ok, so you are an avid Star Wars fan. You seen the movies, read 
the books (which continues after The Return of the Jedi), played the 
various computer games, and collected the toys. Now, what will you 
do? Well Derek, since you are writing about comic books, could it 
be... comic books?!? Right you are! They don't say Northwestern's mini 
mum standard is excellence for nothing! 

Dark Horse Comics has done a tremendous job in producing quail 
ty Star Wars-based comic books. Marvel Comics did a long running 
series but it no longer has the license to Star Wars properties.Some ofl 
the best stories includes Star Wars:Dark Empire (available as six 
issues and as a collection), which tells about a mysterious new Empiri 
leader that appears six years after the Battle of Endor. Luke attempts 
to falsely join the Dark Side and gets drawn in too deep. Princess Leil 
now married to Han Solo and pregnant, must attempt to rescue Luke. 

A rich history of the lightsaber, Jedihood, and the Force develops 
within the story. Star Wars:Droids (available as six issues, a collects 
and a new ongoing series) tells about the misadventures of Luke's 
droids before the events in Star Wars. 

Star Wars:Tales of the Jedi (available as five issues and in a col- 1 
lection i goes back 4,000 years into past to bring the beginnings of two] 
legendary Jedi Warriors by the names of Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi j 
Sunrider. There are "sequels" to the Tales of the Jedi format such as 
The Freedom Nadd Uprising and Dark Lords of the Sith. 

So the basic characters are covered. But what about some of the 
minor characters? For example, Jabba the Hutt stars in The Dynasty 
Trap and The Hunger of Princess Nampi ( both issues are one-shots). 
See how the master black marketer wheels and deals with a deadly 
tongue figuratively and literally! And do you recall a X-Wing fighter 
pilot from the Star Wars Death Star trench run named Wedge 
Antilles? Wedge now is the spotlight along with his teammates in Stfli 
Wars :X- Wing: Rogue Squadron (available as an ongoing series). Rogue 
Squadron features great aerial battles with the X- Wings and the TIB 
Fighters plus more history about the X-Wing pilots. 

Perhaps these titles sound fun, but you still have a bit of trepida- 
tion about trying a brand new storyline. Then, Dark Horse Comics ha* 
the solution for you in October! If you read the novel Heir to the 

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the 1980's smash hit, Fast Times 
s t Ridgemont High, has ventured 
jnto the world known as high 
school again in the hilarious sum- 
mer hit Clueless. 

And what a warped world it 
is. In the fictional Beverly Hills 
high school where Clueless is set, 
everyone carries a beeper and/or a 
cellular phone and more than half 
of the student body looks as if they 
just came off the operating table of 
a plastic surgeon (complete with 
bandages and all). 

While this may seem a little 
over the top, relax, it's supposed to 
be that way. The film, which is 
reported to be loosely-based on the 
Jane Austen novel, Emma, is a 
satirical look at high school, "gen- 
eration X" and today's current 
obsession with beauty, popularity 
and money. 

Told through the eyes of Cher, 

a pretty, popular high school stu- 
dent who has everything she could 
possibly want, Clueless is a hilari- 
ous look at what it is like to be a 
teenager in the 90's. 

Cher, played convincingly by 
newcomer Alicia Silverstone (The 
Crush, Aerosmith videos), is the 
proverbial air-head with a heart of 
gold. Instead of being snide and 
snobbish about her popularity, 
Cher decides to use it for the good 
of other people - whether they need 
it or not. 

An example of this is how she 
and her best friend, Dionne 
(Stacey Dash) decide to take the 
misfit new girl in school, Tai 
(Brittany Murphy) under their 
wings. Unfortunately, instead of 
helping Tai, they remake her into a 
superficial air-head. The funny 
thing is, despite the fact that Cher 
thinks that Tai is the one whose 
utterly "clueless", she's just as bad, 
if not worse. 

Even though most of the 
movie is far-fetched, it's an easy 

movie to like. The situations that 
Cher and her friends get into are a 
lot like the ones most teenagers 

In fact, it's nice to see a film 
that shows members of the so- 
called "generation X" as more than 
angst-filled whiners who have 
nothing better to do than to stress 
out about the meaning of life. So 
what if Cher and her friends some- 
times lack depth, like to shop and 
obsess about how they dress? A lot 
of teenagers do, and besides, 
they're funny. 

Also, the situations the char- 
acters get themselves into are 
those that young people face. Most 
people can still recall taking their 
driver's license test, having a hope- 
less crush or almost wrecking their 
significant other's beloved automo- 

On the whole, Clueless is a 
highly entertaining movie. The 
performances by the young actors, 
while not Oscar worthy, are very 
convincing. Silverstone shines as 

the naive, self-obsessed Cher. She 
manages to make her character 
appear more sympathetic than 
superficial, and thereby adds 
dimension to a character that 
could easily become a caricature. 

However, there is probably an 
age limit to the appeal of Clueless. 
Most of the jokes are references to 
pop culture and geared toward the 
MTV generation, so someone over 
30 would be less likely to find it as 
appealing as someone in the 15 to 
25- year-old crowd might. 

Also, if you are looking for 
depth, don't bother looking for it 
here. Heckerling's film is fluffy fun 
but very light on substance. 

She doesn't tackle any real 
issues like teen pregnancy, drug 
abuse or sexual assault, but in a 
world where we are all too often 
surrounded by reminders of these 
problems it's nice to go to a movie 
and escape them for awhile. After 
all, that's what mindless entertain- 
ment is for. 


Continued from page 9 
Empire by Timothy Zahn and 
enjoyed it, then check out Dark 
Horse Comics' six-issues comic 
book adaption to this saga of 
Grand Admiral Thrawn's two 
shocking discoveries that could 
tear the New Republic apart! 

There are several upcoming 
projects Dark Horse Comics will 
be doing such as Empire's End 
! and more Tales of the Jedi story- 
lines. I will let you in on these 
and other new projects as they 

approach publication. 

On a non-comic book note, 
Lucas Films is re-releasing for a 
final time the Star Wars trilogy 
this fall. In 1997, an enhanced 
adaption of Star Wars featuring 
new special effects and never 
before seen footage will be 
released in the theaters. Until 
next time, may the.. .loan checks 
come in! -Derek Price, author of 
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Lady Demon Volleyball team get ready for 
a full season, page 11 


Tuesdays scrimmage leaves two injured 

Injuries from Northwestern 's 
scrimmage game Tuesday night 
have sidelined starting quarter- 
back Brad Laird and stand out 
defensive tackle Nathan Piatt, 
Coach Sam Goodwin said 

Laird didn't play the second 
half after bruising a knee on the 
last play of the second quarter. The 
senior, on track to become the 
Demons' career passing leader 
early this season, could resume 
practice later this week, said train- 
er Ed Evans. 

"I'd love to have him back able 
to run come Monday," said 

Laird's backup, redshirt 
freshman Warren Patterson, took 
it easy in Wednesday's hour long 
practice because of a sore knee, 
said Goodwin. 

Senior defensive tackle 
Nathan Piatt, a preseason Ail- 
American pick by one publication, 
injured his left shoulder and might 
miss the Sept. 2 season opener at 

Starting tailback Clarence 
Matthews ran for 81 yards, includ- 
ing an 11-yard touchdown, 
Tuesday night as Northwestern 
staged its final preseason football 

Third-team tailback Anthony 
Williams netted a game-high 131 

yards rushing while playing for 
the winning White team in the sec- 
ond half and the losing Purple 
team in the first half. Williams 
had a 65-yard touchdown run for 
the White, comprised of the first- 
team offense and defense, late in 
the third quarter. He ran for 55 
yards on 9 carries while playing 
for the Purple team in the first 

The White rolled up 401 total 
yards, committed only one 
turnover and held the Purple to 
206 yards in a 33-6 win at Turpin 

Starting quarterback Laird 
threw for 105 yards on 7 of 15 
accuracy, all in the first half for the 
White team. 

Along with touchdown runs 
by Matthews and Williams and the 
long scoring pass from Laird to 
Palmer, the Demons got a 50-yard 
field goal from Greg Mueller. 
Third-team quarterback Brandon 
Emanuel had the only Purple 
touchdown, a 6-yard option keeper, 
and true freshman fullback Steve 
Hardaway scored on a 4-yard run 
for the White. 

Linebacker LaDann Thomas 
accounted for two points when he 
blocked a punt out for a safety. 

Demon coach Sam Goodwin 
was pleased with performance in 
the game-type scrimmage. 

"We're way ahead of where we 
were last year at this point," he 
said. The offensive backs played 
much better than they did in our 
first scrimmage Saturday. 
Defensively we did a lot of good 
things again." 

Aside from the injuries in 
Tuesday night's scrimmage, 
Goodwn was displeased with 
receivers, who dropped eight pass- 

"Brad was 7 of 15 passing 
and he threw the ball much better 
than that," Goodwin said. "I 
thought as a group, our quarter- 
backs played pretty well and so did 
the running backs. 

"The offensive line has 
come on a ton in the last few days," 
he said. "That group is really start- 
ing to jell. We're not as deep as 
we'd like yet, but we think we have 
six starters and some guys on the 
verge of getting there." 

Earlier Tuesday, junior tail- 
back Roymon underwent success- 
ful arthroscopic knee surgery. A 
cyst was removed from behind his 
left knee, which underwent major 
surgery in the spring of 1994 while 
he played at Auburn. 

Malcolm, a Ruston product 
who ran for 54 yards in Saturday's 
scrimmage, may miss 2-3 weeks, 
said Goodwin. 


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ing the quality of competition, four 
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ances highlight the 1995 
Northwestern volleyball schedule 
that opens Sept. 1-2 with the 
Northwestern Invitational. 

Head coach Denise Dewey 
has put together a demanding 
schedule this year in order to have 
, the Lady Demons ready for 
Southland Conference play. 

Last season, Northwestern 
opened with a 5-0 record before 
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"Last year's schedule didn't 
ftally prepare the team for confer- 
ence play," said Dewey. "We've 
upgraded the quality of our oppo- 
nents in order to become a better 

"By playing tough opponents 
early in the season, we are better 
prepared for conference play," he 

With classes beginning this 
week, the squad continues to pre- 
pare for its season opening 
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ment on Sept. 1-2. The tourna- 
ment, which is the first 
Northwestern has hosted this 
decade, features six teams from 

Louisiana and Texas. 

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American will join Northwestern 
in the two-day tournament at 
Prather Coliseum. 

A total of 14 matches will be 
held on two courts, with play 
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Vol. 84, No. 6, 8 pages 

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Tuesday, September 5, 1995 

NSU buildings undergo asbestos removal 

by Sarah Crooks 
Current Sauce 

As students rush from class to 
class this semester, chances are 
they will encounter some type of 
construction on campus either for 
the removal of asbestos or for beau- 

One of the main projects on 
campus involves several buildings 
which are undergoing "asbestos 

Asbestos was used as insula- 
tion until scientific evidence 
showed that it causes cancer and 
lung disease. 

Funds for the asbestos 
removal were allocated several 
years ago and according to W.K. 

Norman, facility director, this is a 
program that has been going on for 
several years at all state owned 

This is "new to us in a was," 
Norman said. "We're trying to deal 
with areas that haven't been 

Areas being affected include 
equipment rooms, Studio B in 
Kyser Hall, the president's resi- 
dence and several roofs on campus. 

Some visible additions this fall 
include signs stating "Excellence is 
our minimum standard," as well as 
new lighting which has been added 
along Tarlton Drive and other loca- 
tions around campus. 

Last year during the first 
phase of beautification, crews laid 
the foundation work for the plaza 

This (asbestos) is "new to us in a way. 
We're trying to deal with areas that 
haven't been addressed." 

W.K. Norman, facilities director 

between Kyser , Williamson and 
Fornet Halls. During the second 
phase of the project, work will be 
done on service drives and parking 
in that area. 

This includes making 
Northwestern more accessible to 
the students. Currently, Norman 
is working on modifying buildings 
and making them more accessible 
for disabled students. 

"We're working on changing 
the handicapped ramp into Kyser 
Hall, moving it from the west end 
to the east where it will come out 
at the parking lot," said Norman. 
"We are always taking into con- 
sideration the new Americans 
with Disabilities Act that requires 
that all public buildings be acces- 

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Darren Rivers trial set for Sept. 25 

by Jane Baldwin-Cibby 
Current Sauce 

Sept. 25 will begin the trial of Darren 
Ray Rivers of Zwolle, the man arrested for 
the shooting death of former senior anthro- 
pology student Theresa Rivers. 

The trial was previously scheduled for 
August 14 but was canceled. It will be held 
in the Many courthouse, according to 
Charles Brown, Rivers' attorney. 

According to the district attorney's 
office, Rivers plead not guilty to the 
charges of second -legree murder and 
attempted second degree murder. 

Theresa Rivers (no relation to Darren 
Rivers) was fatally shot in January after 
breaking into a vacant house at 11:30 p.m. 
on the Murdock Farm Road in Zwolle in 
search of a diary. Her husband, Vernon 
Rivers, was also shot but survived the inci- 

According to Sabine Sheriff James 
Alfice Brumley Jr., Darren Rivers, a neigh- 
bor, heard them breaking into the house 
and shot at them because he thought they 
were burglars. 

Mrs. Rivers was shot in the left thigh 
and left arm from the buckshot and Vernon 
Rivers was shot in the chest. 

Brumley said Mrs. Rivers bled to 
death while in route to the hospital in her 
husband's truck. 

Rivers is presently being held in the 
Sabine Parish Detention Center in Many. 

According to a fellow classmate, 
Caroline Breedlove, Mrs. Rivers was work- 
ing on a personal project with the Apache- 
Choctaw Indians. 

She was said to have found an old map 
at a pawn shop that showed a diary was in 
the abandoned house on the Murdock 
Farm Road that could have some informa- 
tion for her project. 

Rush affected by loss of Sigma Kappa 

By Amy Wisdom 
Current Sauce 

The 183 women participating in rush 
for two sororities increased this year's 
pledge quota to 76, a trend which is likely 
to continue until more sorority chapters 
are created at Northwestern, according to 
Reatha Cox, student activities and orga- 
nization programmer. 

Although Sigma Sigma Sigma was 
eight pledges short of their quota after 
formal bidding, membership rush director 
Cari Pecquet said they pledged additional 
women through snap bidding, and by last 
Tuesday had their 76 pledges. 

Phi Mu Fraternity did make their 
quota through formal bidding, but mem- 
bers of both houses agreed that the 
increase in rush participants and 
decrease in the number of sororities made 
the quotas dangerously high. If a sorority 
does not make its pledge quota, it may 
lose its chapter. 

Panhellenic president Melissa Mabou 
said Sigma Kappa Sorority, which did lose 
its charter last spring, will be recolonizing 
at Northwestern this fall. 

She added that the Greek system 
needs the recolonization for future rush- 
ing to remain successful. 

Mabou explained that pledge quotas 
are determined by dividing the number of 
women who accept rush invitations by the 
number of sororities participating in rush, 
as stipulated by National Panhellenic. 

Mabou said quotas were determined 
on the third day of rush this year, after 
183 women had accepted invitations, and 
were divided by the two sororities rush- 

"We could be the only university in 
Louisiana with an increase in rush," Cox 
said. "The numbers have been down at 
other schools. In the past 10 years, we've 
had 109-172 girls participating each year. 
This year the increase was great." 

"We are so happy with this year's 
rush," said Pecquet. "All the participants 
were great. Tri Sigma and Phi Mu both 
got such high quality girls." 

"The mathematics involved set the 
quotas at 76, and that's unheard of, but 
that's just the way the numbers worked 
out. Our national office was thrilled with 
68 pledges [gained through formal bid- 

Pecquet said that even though pledge 
classes have been growing in recent years, 
this year's classes are the largest to date. 

Alicia Thomas, Panhellenic vice-pres- 
ident and rush chairman, and Mabou 
agreed that the successful recolonization 
of Sigma Kappa could help keep future 
quotas within reach of all sororities. 

"Sigma Kappa alumnae and repre- 
sentatives from their National Office par- 
ticipated in rush Open House and 
explained to the girls that they will be cre- 
ating a new chapter at Northwestern this 
fall," Mabou said. 

Every national sorority has a rush 

team that recolonizes its chapters on cam- 
puses around the country, according to 

Cox said the national office of Sigma 
Kappa will be on campus Sep. 11 for a 
special rush. The rush will comprise a 
series of personal interviews, rush par- 
ties, and pledging activities. When the 
rush is over, they hope to have a full 
Sigma Kappa chapter in place at 
Northwestern. According to Cox, the 
average size of a chapter is 140-150 

Margaret Vienne, faculty adviser for 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, said her chapter 
assisted in the recolonization of a Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter in Oklahoma 
when she was in college. 

"If they bring in the right people, it 
can be very successful," she said. 

"Beginning a new chapter gives the 
pledges a chance to take leadership posi- 
tions right away, and fashion their own 
chapter, within the guidelines of the 
sorority of course. 

"They don't stay pledges, they are 
immediately active and can establish 
their own identity," she said. "Those girls 
that were active members when Sigma 
Kappa closed have been given alumnae 
status and privileges. 

"The addition of a chapter can only 
help the Greek system. The more sorori- 
ties the better; four chapters would even 

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Outdoor sculpture needs student help 

by Jane Baldwin-Gibby 
Current Sauce 

Outdoor sculpture is seen in 
just about every town and city 
across the United States, but now 
they are in need of help, according 
to Sarah Luster, northern coordi- 
nator for the National Center for 
Preservation Technology and 

"It's a grassroot effort to comb 
the backroads of our state [for out- 
door sculpture]," said Luster. It 
will be quite an undertaking 
because it can include yard art. We 
think a public sculpture as what 
you see at a courthouse, a church 
or by a student building but it also 
can include individual pieces by 
artists that are found outside in 
Peoples' yards and that puts it into 
a whole other realm of searching." 

The project is sponsored by 
SOS!, save outdoor sculpture. SOS! 
is the largest arts volunteer project 

ever launched to save cultural 
resources from gradual destruc- 
tion. Save Outdoor Sculpture is a 
joint project of the National 
Museum of American Art, 
Institution and the 
National Institute for 
the Conservation of 
Cultural Property. 

Luster said volun- 
teers are needed to 
help locate outdoor 
sculpture in each 
parish; to work on-site 
through measuring, 
photographing and 
recording the condition 
of each sculpture; and 
to research the history 
of each work. 
Volunteers will be fully 
trained at workshops 
scheduled in regions throughout 
the state except the greater New 
Orleans area which was adopted 


by SOS! in 1993. 

"I'm training volunteers at 
workshops where they learn how 
to fill out a survey- questionnaire 
form on each piece," Luster said. 

"You go back to 
that sculpture and 
once the pho- 
tographs are 
taken and the his- 
tory is complete, it 
is sent to 
Washington and 
enter it into the 
database. They 
also keep a visual 
images file on all 
the pieces. 

"The pieces 
that are at risk 
and need conser- 
vation, we will 
look at those and 
hopefully train groups in a commu- 
nity to raise funds in a private sec- 
tor and to raise funds to help 


restore it," Luster said. 

Luster explained that outdoor 
sculpture is often created without 
a plan for its maintenance. 
Threatened by weather, pollution, 
vandalism and neglect, these 
works deteriorate rapidly. The 
Louisiana SOS! survey data will 
provide a means to identify sculp- 
ture at risk. SOS! will identify and 
promote strategies for community 
care and conservation of such 

"Having students from all 
areas of the state, it's wonderful 
when they are traveling to go home 
to visit if they see a piece and call 
that in to me," she said. 

Luster will hold a training 
workshop Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in the 
Cane River Room in the Student 
Union for any students interested 
in helping. To become a volunteer 
contact Sarah Bailey Luster at 
357-6464 or 352-2175 or e-mail lus- 

Volunteers help clean the sculpture, Miochondria, 
Medical Center in New York City 

located in Bellevue 

Photo bv John C. Scott. 


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Scholars' College freshman class increases 
this year with average ACT score of 30 

Campus Briefs 

NSU receives Microsoft Windows 95 grant: The whole 
business world is talking about Microsoft Windows 95. Students this 
fall will be able to learn to use Windows 95 through a grant from 
Microsoft. The Division of Business has received a Microsoft 
Instructional Lab Grant for software licenses valued at $16,350. 

New LISTN director joins telecommunications staff: 

Northwestern now has a new LISTN coordinator, R. Chip Turner. 
Turner believes that Northwestern has a strong telecommunications 
facility and he plans to build on that. "We want to be a tool in educa- 
tion, promotion of the university, strengthen the National Center for 
Preservation Technology and Training, and do teleconferences that 
make people aware of Northwestern and Natchitoches," Turner stat- 
ed. "We have the capabilities to do anything within reason and once 
we convince others of this, we will be able to do a lot more of what is 
out there." 

Magale Endowed Professorship awarded: Dr. Dennette 
McDermott, professor of flute received the Magale Endowed 
Professorship award for the 1995-96 school year. Recently she trav- 
eled to the Czech Republic to study the music of Boshulav Martinu. 
As a result, she has been invited to take part in a faculty exchange 
with Czech flutist, Arnost Bourek of the Janacek Academie. They will 
exchange places during the month of October. McDermott just 
returned from the National Flute Association Flute Convention where 
she presented a lecture and a recital of works by the Czech composer 
Jindrich Feld. 

Music department receives creative lab grant: 

Advertising design and art students will soon be able to make a cre- 
ative leap forward. The Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear 
Department of Creative and Performing Arts has received a grant of 
$92,000 from the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund to cre- 
ate a new computer lab. The LEQSF grant was matched with $17,000 
from the University. 

Continuing Education seeks instructors: if you've always 

had a secret desire to teach others, Northwestern State University's 
Division of Continuing Education may have the outlet for you. The 
Division of Continuing Education is holding a prospective instructor 
orientation course on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the President's 
Room of the Friedman Union. The course is for prospective instruc- 
tors in non-credit and achievement certificate courses. Non-credit 
courses include the following areas: leisure learning courses, profes- 
sional development, continuing professional education (mandatory 
CEUs needed by professionals) and conferences/seminars. According 
to Boutte, instructors do not need a degree in the area they teach for 
leisure learning and some achievement certificate courses, but they 
must have proven expertise in the area they teach. There is no fee to 
attend the orientation, but participants must preregister. For more 
information, call (318) 357-4570 or 1-800-256-2822. 

Scholars' College enrollment increases 

by Jennifer Reynolds 
Current Sauce 

With an average ACT score of 
30, the incoming freshmen of the 
Louisiana Scholars' College are the 
strongest group the school has 
seen in its nine year history. 

As the state designated 
honor's college, during the past 
couple of years the school has 
begun to make a name for itself 
around the country. Students 
seem to be attracted to the school 
because of the high quality, private 
education at University costs. 

"It's a good buy," said Ray 
Wallace, director of the Scholars' 
College. "For about 50 percent of 
the people we are their number 
one or two choice; for the other 50 
percent we are number three or 
four. That is until we get them 
here, then we become number 

Students seem to be impressed 
with the beauty and history of the 
campus and the town of 
Natchitoches, Wallace said. 

"We have people who are 
deciding between us and colleges 
like Milsaps, Vanderbilt, Boston 
College, LSU and USL," said 


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be nicer," Vienne said. 

Pecquet also expressed the 
need for more sororities. 

"There is no way the Greek 
system could survive without three 
or four chapters," she said. "The 
numbers are just increasing too 
quickly." Pecquet and Thomas both 
said Northwestern's Greek system 
is ready to assist Sigma Kappa in 
any way they can to insure the suc- 
cess of a new chapter on campus. 


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students have access to so much 
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middle of nowhere on a liberal arts 

The main goal of the Louisiana 
Scholars College is to produce a 
well-rounded student as a result of 
a more private style education. 
Many students graduating from 
the Scholars' College go on to law 
or medical school. In fact, the 
school has a 97 percent acceptance 
rate into med-school.. 

Despite a strict curriculum, 
these students also make time for 
many extra-curricular activities 
such as cross country, the march- 
ing band, the rowing team, and 
Greek clubs. In the past, the 
Scholars' College has had students 
become Homecoming Queen, Mr. 
NSU, and sorority presidents. 

Enrollment at the Scholars' 
College is at 300 as of now, with 90 
of those students making up the 
freshman class. Applications are 
already starting to come in for 
next year and the college is expect- 
ed to reach its maximum limit of 
500 students within the next two 

'We have people who are deciding between 
us and colleges like Milsaps, Vanderbilt, 
Boston College, LSU and USL" 

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They include Dr. Frank 
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German; Dr. Charles Francis, 
assistant professor of chemistry; 
Dr. Richard Jensen, associate pro- 
fessor of history; and Dr. James 
Means, associate professor of 

The Scholars' College has also 
hired Sue Church as a full-time 
marketing specialist and admis- 
sions coordinator that will lead to 
even better recruiting classes in 
the future, according to Wallace. 

Among other things, plans are 
being made to try and strengthen 
the link between the Scholars' 
College and the Louisiana School 
for the Math Science and the Arts. 

"We are going to be working 
with the Louisiana School this 

year to try and make the Scholars' 
College a little more attractive to 
them," said Wallace. 

Meanwhile, Russell Hall, 
home of the Scholars' College is 
still under renovation and all 
classes and offices have been tem- 
porarily moved to Kyser Hall. 

Although sharing Kyser has 
caused some inconvenience, facul- 
ty and students of the Louisiana 
Scholars College are thankful to 
have the use of Kyser. 

Anticipation is high for the 
opening of the newly renovated 
Russell Hall. 

When asked about the impor- 
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Scholars College Dr. Ray Wallace, 
director of the school replied, 
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The beautification project will 
also have an impact on the Robert 
1 W. Wilson Recreation Complex. 
I According to Norman, crews are 
busy working on the pool system, 
| pavilion, deck area, golf course and 
parking lot. 

"We are air-conditioning the 
! pavilion so that it can be used for 
more functions. The rec complex 
I will be a more multi-functional 
area so that the students will be 
able to use it year round instead of 
i seasonally," Norman said. 

In addition, bids will be taken 

in September for a jogging-bike 
track that will run from the 
College Avenue campus entrance, 
down Tarlton Drive, around by 
Chaplin's Lake and out the College 
Avenue-Jefferson Street intersec- 
tion entrance of campus. 

By the time all of these pro- 
jects have been completed, four 
projects funded by the 1995-96 
Capital Outlay Act will be under 
way. Northwestern received $1.3 
million for the renovations of 
Russell Hall and a contract will be 
awarded in the next few weeks for 
that project, according to Norman. 

Other projects also funded 
were a new chilling and cooling 
tower for Kyser Hall at a cost of 
$460,000, athletic complex 
improvements at $63,000 and 
$200,000 for the planning of reno- 
vation of Lee H. Nelson Hall (Old 
Women's Gym). 

Nelson Hall is the oldest 
building on campus and will be 
renovated with consultation from 
the State Office. Upon completion, 
the gymnasium will be home to 
the National Center for 
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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 5, 1995 


by Derek Rabuck 
Current Sauce 


Hidden Treasures 
Capitol Records 

The kings of metal have 
returned. Megadeth has returned 
to the music world with Hidden 

Hidden Treasures is com- 
prised of eight scorching tracks 
ridden with mind-blowing bass 
ilines and the sonic fury of gui- 
tarists Dave Mustaine and Marty 

Hidden Treasures contains six 
songs that were recorded and 
released on various movie sound- 
tracks, one track released on the 
Nativity In Black Tribute album 
and a previously unreleased b-side. 

Some old favorites such as the 
smash hit 99 Ways to Die, the irre- 
sistible Diadems and commercial 
radio favorite Angry Again round 
out a set of songs that show 
Megadeth at some of their best 

Also included on Hidden 
Treasures is the gothic sounding 
Go To Hell off of the Bill And Ted's 
Bogus Journey Soundtrack. 
Rounding out a very impressive set 
with the remakes of Alice Cooper's 
No More Mr. Nice Guy and Black 

Sabbath's Paranoid, Megadeth 
have released an album that 
should keep all of their millions of 
fans satisfied until the next studio 
album is released early next year. 

The only disappointment I 
had with Hidden Treasures is the 
fact that with a title such as this, 
one might expect to find a hidden 
track on the album. But, I guess 
that no one thought of that since 
no hidden track exists. 

If you like skillful playing, 
catchy rhythms and a lot of adren- 
aline, check this "Hidden 
Treasure" out. 

Mortal kombat 


Hot on the 
heels of the 
smash movie hit 
Mortal Kombat 
comes one of the 
most uniquely 
combined movie 
soundtracks of 
the 90's. 

Full of high 
tempo techno and gothic heavy 
metal, there is plenty of music to 
keep the big screen action pulsat- 


A reason for the uniqueness of 
this soundtrack is because the 
music director for the movie choose 
a very unusual arrangement to 
keep movie viewers and music fans 
on the edge of their seats. 

Veteran bands such as 
KMFDM and Bile are examples of 
the unique musical combination on 
the soundtrack. Strangely enough 
this combination is killer. 

On the techno side, there are 
performances by the The 
Immortals and Traci Lords. Also 
included is Utah Saints who per- 
form the Mortal Kombat theme 
that appears on all the video game 
and movie commercials. 

Then out of nowhere comes an 
all star heavy metal lineup. Mega 
stars Type O Negative serve up a 
smoking remix of their song Blood 
and Fire. Masters of thrash, 
Napalm Death and Fear Factory 
deliver two impressive songs that 
definitely fit with the martial arts 
action of the movie. 

If you couldn't get enough 
action by seeing the movie, grab a 
copy of the soundtrack. The adren- 
aline rush of Mortal Kombat lives 
on long after the movie is over. 

Dream Theater 

A Change Of Season 
Etisr West Records 

The recent breakthrough into 
the commercial spotlight has 
allowed an already gutsy Dream 
Theater do an even more defying 

Dream Theater, who stunned 
audiences everywhere with their 
previous two albums, have 
returned with a very courageous 
musical entourage. 

A Change Of Season features 
five songs, or should I say 20 new 
songs. With a move that hasn't 
been done since the 1970's, Dream 
Theater have recorded 20 songs 
which have been mixed down into 
five epic arrangements. 

Starting off this journey into 
the classical fringed world of 
Dream Theater is the 23 plus min- 
utes of the title track. Comprised of 
seven different arrangements, 
ranging from classical to thrash 
metal, A Change Of Season is a 
very brave song that is performed 
beautifully. It's not often that one 
could sit and listen to seven songs 
for over 23 minutes and never real- 
ize that the last four songs are 
Dream Theater's version of MTVs 

"Unplugged," tentatively called 
"Uncovered." This "Uncovered" for- 
mat includes remakes of Deep 
Purple's Perfect Strangers. Also 
included is a new song called 
Funeral For A Friend which 
includes bits and pieces of two 
classic rock songs. 

Led Zeppelins' The Song 
Remains The Same emerges dur- 
ing the course of the new song 
called The Rover and then to finish 
things out is a seven in one 
arrangement called The Big 

The Big Medley features 
Dream Theater covering seven 
classic rock songs ranging from 
Journey's Lovin, Touchin, 
Squeezin to Queen's Bohemian 
Rhapsody. What is really great 
about this track is the fact that 
Dream Theater mixes all seven 
songs so well that, unless you 
know every single note to each of 
the seven songs, you will not know 
when one song ends and the other 

All in all, Dream Theater has 
recorded one of the most coura- 
geous and clever albums in over a 
decade. A Change Of Season lives 
up to it's title. It's definitely a 
change from the current music 

Blind Melon 


Capitol Records 

Galaxie and 2x4 start fulfilling 
your appetite quickly with soulful 
singing, catchy lyrics and funky 

But, get your bread and but- 
ter ready. As you reach the middle 
of this meal, new songs Walk and 
St. Andrew's Fall show that this 
bowl of Soup is one dandy of a 

In order to save you from hav- 
ing dessert, Soup satisfies your 
previous hunger with the cleverly 
titled Mouthful Of Cavities and 
satisfies your thirst at the same 
time with a cool glass of 

Overall, Blind Melon's Soup is 
one hell of a delicious meal and it's 
also a great record. 


Set Your Goals 
Lava/.MIantic Records 

If you 
turned on your 
radio this sum- 
mer, chances 
are that you 
heard a song 


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It's been 
several years 
N' Roses 
his pres- 
on the 
Don't Cry single 
and video. Since 
that time, 
Shannon's own 
band Blind Melon emerged with 
one of the most critically acclaimed 
debut albums ever to grace the 
alternative scene. 

Well, it's now 1995 and Blind 
Melon have returned with their 
sophomore release Soup. 

Don't let the title fool you, this 
is not an album that is thin in sub- 
stance and that only has meat and 
veggies floating on top. New songs 
such as the highly contagious 

through your speakers. 

With the No. 1 most requested 
song on college radio, CIV have a 
successful future in their grasp. 

With their debut album Set 
Your Goals, CIV are pounding 
their twisted fairy tales into the 
minds of thousands of unsuspect- 
ing radio listeners. 

Formerly called the Gorilla 
Biscuits, CrV can be described as 
an alternative/rock hybrid who 
happen to live and breathe in the 
midst of the New York hardcore 
music scene. 

If your expecting Set Your 
Goals to be full of songs reminis- 
cent of Can't Wait One Minute 
More, forget it. CrV instead deliv- 
ers a set of 14 songs that are more 
traditional to the scene that gave 
birth to them. 

Overall, CIV is a band that 
should have stayed in the under- 
ground. The best way to describe 
CIV is "another one shot wonder." 




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Current Sauce 


New beautification renovations leave 
students questioning their importance 

Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 

Est 1911 ; 

Winner of four Southeastern Conference 
Journalism awards 

Our View 

Beautification Blues 

In the face of more and more cosmetic improvements being imple- 
mented on campus you have to wonder when we will begin to see some 
steps taken to improve things that we really need. 

There are many issues that need to be addressed on campus that 
seem to be consistently skirted and replaced with shrubs. It becomes 
very discouraging when our dormitories, buildings and other facilities 
are allowed to deteriorate and we see little to stop this decline. 

If you haven't seen the interior of one of the dormitories lately you 
really should go take a look around in one. You may be surprised at 
what you see. Some of the ceilings in Boozman are sagging from 
plumbing problems. The conditions in Rapides are about as comfort- 
able as those one might find in certain areas of Sarejevo. If you doubt 
that, go ask a Rapides resident about the air-conditioning situation 

It is also very obvious that there is a housing problem on campus. 
There are waiting lists for the dorms and for apartments in 
Natchitoches. Why not build more housing? Of course, there are the 
University Column apartments, but who can afford to live there? 
Caspari's west wing has laid dormant for years. Why not renovate it 
and provide more housing for the students? 

"NSUs mysterious tendency to spend 
money on less than necessary projects is a 
puzzling issue that no one seems to know 
the answer to." 

Every summer the dormitories are filled with students who come 
to visit camps held here on our campus. Maybe if the university would 
take a summer off, drop the kids off at the pool and work on the dorms, 
possibly paid for with some of that nebulous and mysterious general 
fund, some serious improvements could be made. 

Rumor has it that the long-awaited phone registration system is 
in the works, but after so many false starts and misfires, it is very easy 
to lose faith. I think a prospective freshman would be more impressed 
with the prospect of laying in bed and registering for classes than 
signs extolling the virtues of North western's lofty and "excellent" stan- 

LSU now has a phone fee payment system. You call in, your 
financial aid is already accounted for, you take care of everything over 
the phone and then the school bills you by mail. McNeese State 
University is about the same size of Northwestern and they now have 
phone registration. Why can't we? You wouldn't have to step on cam- 
pus until the first day of classes. No more long lines and wasted after- 
noons down at Prather Coliseum, wouldn't everyone hate that? 

Of course, let's not forget about the lighting. Northwestern still is 
in the dark (in more ways than one). Supposedly, there will be more 
lighting added throughout the campus, but if the same yellow bulbs 
are used it will not improve anything. In fact, with the new dorm secu- 
rity system residents in Varnado are no longer allowed to enter from 
the back where the parking lot is located. This requires the women to 
walk in the dark (where there are several trees and shrubs for people 
to lurk) to get to the front of the building. So much for security. 

NSU's mysterious tendency to spend money on less than neces- 
sary projects is a puzzling issue that no one seems to know the answer 
to. Why are we consistently given brick malls, shrubs, flower beds and 
cheap-looking -signs as the answer to our problems? There are more 
important issues that need to be addressed here and if there is money 
to be spent on such "fluff then there has to be money available to rem- 
edy the more serious problems. 

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Is excellence Northwestern s minimum standard? 

Bottom Line 


As you drive onto campus, 
that sickening "Why am I here?" 
sensation begins to knot your 
stomach up like ARA meatloaf. 
But wait, what's that sign hanging 
from the light post say? 
Northwestern: excellence is our 
minimum standard. That stomach 
ache begins to fade, replaced by a 
burning desire that can only be ful- 
filled by kicking some serious aca- 
demic ass. 

Northwestern: excellence is 
our minimum standard... 

This is the new maxim that 
we as NSU students should live by. 

No more "Any win is a 
Goodwin," or "Where the students 

come first." We now have a serious 
motto to spout off at those who 
might condone our fine institution 
as "just another state school." This 
proud little saying has instilled a 
new sense of school pride and 
determination in me and I'm confi- 
dent that it will become the rally- 
ing cry for our entire student body. 
How inspirational. 
Maybe not. 

Once again I am amazed, dis- 
gusted and entertained all at once 
by our school's policy on wasting 
the most money on the least 
important things. Waste in the 
name of appearances. I became 
aware of this frightening trend 

last year during the "Great Brick 
Fiasco" and some of the other land- 
scaping adventures that went on. 
I never agreed with spending the 
money on these projects when the 
students could use better lighting 
on campus, streamlined registra- 
tion procedures and other little 
things that could make life easier; 
but hey, nobody asked me. I must 
admit, some of these projects did 
come out better than I had initial- 
ly expected, but I'm having a real 
hard time seeing any redeeming 
qualities in these signs. 

I find the saying that adorns 
these signs to be an interesting 
combination of really lame and 
horribly melodramatic. 
Something along the lines of the 
worst of both worlds. Every time I 
pass a sign I expect Robin 
Williams to accost me screaming 
"Carpe diem, dammit, carpe 
diem!" at the top of his lungs while 
beating me with a copy of "The 
Good Earth." 

If we were at some fine Ivy 
League institution with centuries 
of tradition I might be able to see 

some kind of relationship between 
this saying and our school, but get 
off it, we're attending a school with 
an open admissions policy and lit- 
tle academic notoriety, much less 

The signs would be much 
more accurate if they read 
"Northwestern: a pulse and a 
checkbook are our minimum stan- 

There are definitely better 
ways to motivate NSU students. 
Give us something tangible like 
the things that I mentioned before. 

Things like improved dorm 
conditions, more computers and 
the long promised campus call 
boxes that have never arrived. 
The list of things that our campus 
could use grows yearly but has 
never included a need for an inspi- 
rational aphorism. 

I can appreciate the universi- 
ty trying to light a fire under our 
collective asses, but I'm not entire- 
ly sure that hanging some uncon- 
vincing and ineffectual signs 
underneath every single light on 
campus was the best way to do it. 

Riding the fence doesn't change your identity 

Hit 'Em Hard 


Peek-ka-boo! I see you. Still 
trying to run eh? Well you can't 
hide, because you don't have what 
it takes to hide; at least not well 

You have already been initiat- 
ed from birth as to what group you 
belong to. Oh sure, you may come 
close to blending in by making cer- 
tain accommodations to your outer 
appearances, but we both know 
how expensive that can be, right? 

Some of us don't have to 
change much of ourselves at all to 
fit in, especially a society that glo- 

Young Republicans 

On Thursday the Young 
Republicans Club will be holding 
an organizational meeting at 3 
p.m. in Rm. 209 in Kyser Hall. 

Zeta Phi Beta 

The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta will 
have an informational seminar at 
8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Cane 
River Room in the Student Union. 
We encourage all interested ladies 
to come and to dress semi-formal- 
ly. The requirements include hav- 
ing a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 12 
credit hours. Please mail your 
transcripts to NSU Box 4459 
Natchitoches, LA 71497 by 
Tuesday. We will also sponsor 

rifies the "light," the "flat," the 
"keen" and the "straight." These 
temporary, and for many, perma- 
nent conditions will fool others 
only for a short while. You see, 
they know your origin, unlike you. 
And will eventually, if not yet, 
remind you of it in a clever or 
unclever way like some reoccur- 
ring plague that's about to swarm. 

Most popular in this hemi- 
sphere and widely expressed in 
other parts of the world, sadly to 
say, this evil mentality was brew- 
ing. Whether it was expressed ver- 

bally or on some kind of applica- 
tion form, you were made known 
to represent your race by checking 
this box or that box. By conscious- 
ly allowing this to happen, you 
were from then on labeled and cat- 
egorized. And here we are today 
divided and almost conquered 
because of this mess. So what do 
we need to do? I say, wake up, stop 
this self hatred and become one. 
Why you say? Because I know for 
a fact, from my travels throughout 
these so called "United States," 
not to mention my recent travels 
up and down the southeast and 
northeastern states over the past 
summer break, there are people 
who don't give a damn about how 
articulate you sound, how many 
degrees you have, how good an 
athlete you are, or how great of an 
entertainer you claim to be. 

There are many groups of peo- 
ple out they're that can look at you 
and know for a fact you're either 

this or that. 

Granted, there are some of us 
who don't get much exposure to 
such experiences and aren't able to 
really compare their current situa- 
tion with any other, but many of us 
do and continually fail to acknowl- 
edge that they are being treated as 
subhuman. Look around, they're 
not hard to find, the one's that 
"shuck" and "jive", "cheese" and 
sing a tune of "hambone hambone 
have you heard." But wait! Aren't 
those the same people that all of a 
sudden go through something 
traumatic and seem lost for a 
while, claim to be down again, and 
now want our support? Yep. Will 
they now get it? Sure, they'll get it 

Around here, there's no riding 
the fence, you need to come correct 
and start to represent. Didn't you 
hear about the Dropp Squadd? 

Campus Connection 

"Showtime at the Apollo, Zeta 
Style." Anyone having talent in 
singing, dancing, rapping, comedy 
or miscellaneous call 357-8402 for 
more information. 

Non-Traditional Student 

NTSO will have its first meeting 
at noon Wednesday in the Cane 
River Room in the Student Union. 
The guest speaker will be Don PRSSA/SPJ 
Barker from Student Support 

Any student interested in running 
can pick up an application in Rm. 
222 of the Student Union. 
Applications are due no later than 
noon on Sept. 12. 

The Infirmary 

The Infirmary will sponsor free 
syphilis and HIV testing Oct. 25- 
26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Student Government 

The SGA is opening filings for 2 
senate positions for each class and 
one Senator-at— Large position. 

Students interested in the Public 
Relations Student Society of 
America and the Society of 
Professional Journalists are invit- 
ed to attend an informational 
meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday in 
Rm. 106 of Kyser Hall. 
Membership in the organizations 

is open to anyone interested in the 
fields of journalism and public 

College Democrats 

Anyone interested in joining the 
College Democrats are welcome. 
The meetings are held every 
Monday at 4 p.m. in Rm. 321 of the 
Student Union. 

Purple Jackets 

There will be a Purple Jackets 
meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in Rm. 
321 of the Student Union. 

Lacrosse Club 

Anyone interested in playing or 
coaching call Jeff at 357-6555. 

The Current Sauce wants to hear what you have to say. Take time out to 
write us a letter to the editor. Letters should be submitted to Rm 225 of 
Kyser Hall by Thursday for the following Tuesday's publication 

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Lady Demons finish tournament 4-1 

Northwestern, behind solid performances from Amy Warren and 
Tiffany Cronin, swept USL Saturday to cap an undefeated day in the 
first Northwestern Invitational. The Lady Demons also disposed of 
Praire View and Grambling straight games earlier in the day to fin- 
ish the season-opening tournament 4-1. 

Against USL, Warren tallied 17 kills and 12 digs while Cronin 
had 16 kills and 11 digs. Andrea Zegac added 42 assists for the Lady 

Warren had nine kills and seven digs to lead Northwestern past 
Praire View and Cronin led the Lady Demons with 13 kills against 

Texas-Pan American was the only team to finish undefeated, 
going 4-0 during the two-day tournament. USL ended the weekend 3- 

Cronin and Warren's play earned them both a spot on the all- 
tournament first team. The Lady Demons' Jody Nichols was voted to 
the second team by the coaches. 

Texas-Pan American's Marie Velasquez, whose ferocious serve 
I led the Lady Broncos, was named MVP of the tournament. 

Demons begin year with 13-7 loss 

Northwestern State football coach Sam Goodwin had praise for 
Southern quarterback Eric Randall and a challenge for his Demons on 

Randall guided a turnover-free Jaguar offense to a 13-7 victory 
over visiting Northwestern Saturday night in Baton Rouge. The 
Demons reached Southern's 15 in the final four minutes, but couldn't 
score the go-ahead touchdown. 

Southern's mistake-free offense was nothing new to 
Northwestern. The win was the Jaguars' third straight season-open- 
ing victory over the Demons, and Southern has committed only one 
turnover in those three games. 

"That's Eric Randall for you. He's done that to us for three years. 
|He doesn't make many critical errors. He doesn't beat Southern. He's 
la winner," said Goodwin. 

Randall hit 17 of 27 passes for 138 yards. The senior became 
Southern's career passing leader early in the third quarter. 

While Southern's efficient offense didn't surprise Goodwin, 
Northwestern's failure to score did. He was particularly disappointed 
the Demons didn't get into the end zone in the fourth quarter with the 
;game at stake. 

"We've got to learn how to win in the fourth quarter," said 
Goodwin. "We did a lot of good things. We just didn't finish well." 

Northwestern moved the ball briskly, averaging a shade under 6 
yards per play. Tailback Clarence Matthews had 103 yards rushing on 
21 carries while quarterback Brad Laird threw 225 yards, hitting 14 
of 23 passes. Receiver Pat Palmer had four catches for 85 
yards.Moving the ball wasn't difficult for the Demons, who made some 
costly critical errors.Northwestern threw an interception at the 3, 
hnissed a 24-yard field goal, had two other turnovers and was hit with 
[nine penalties for 99 yards. 

Costly turnovers sink Demons in a 13- 
7 loss to Southern 

Rowing team funding 
difficulties continues 

by |ane Bald»in-Gibb\ 
Current Sauce 

Despite rumors of the rowing 
team disbanding because of inade- 
quate funding, Calvin Cupp, coach 
of the rowing team, says the team 
is here to stay. 

"We are going to get the same 
amount of money that we were 
getting last year," Cupp said. "I 
think there was some misconcep- 
tions of how all that came about. I 
am sure if you talked to him (Fred 
Fulton, vice president of student 
life) he would probably give his 
version, I have my version and 
Lisa Wolff as faculty adviser has 
her version and all those kind of 

Cupp said the rowing team is 
classified as a club sport which is 
funded through student assessed 
fees and fund raisers by the team. 
The rowing team requested the 
coach's position to be moved to a 
full time paid position, because 
Cupp was about to graduate. Cupp 
was afraid that without additional 
funding from the University, he 
would not be able to remain as 
head coach. The request was 

Currently, Cupp receives 
$11,000 a year to coach the team 
($4,000 per year from the 
University and $7,000 per year 
from the team fund). 

"His (Fred Fulton) opinion of 
a club sport is one that is obvious- 
ly run by the students, and I agree 
with that," Cupp said. "Where we 
differ is that he doesn't see the 

need for a full time coach to run a 
club sport. There are a lot of exam- 
ples across the country where 
schools supplement the income 
where they (coaches) are paid part 
time or full time because of the 
competitive structure of the pro- 
gram and the way it is related to 
the NCAA. Here it is not the 

Right now, Northwestern pro- 
vides the rowing team with $4,000 
a year and the rest comes from 
student assessed fees which sup- 
plements part of the coach's salary, 
and the rest provides funding for 
rowing equipment and traveling 

For the past two years, Cupp, 
a graduate student, has been the 
team's head coach. Cupp moved 
into the head coach position after 
Gene Jeffords left in 1993. Since 
then the team has received gold 
medal awards for their perfor- 
mances at the Louisiana State 
Championships and the World 
Marathon Rowing 
Championships. The women's 
novice team made the finals at the 
Southeastern regionals and quali- 
fying for the Dad Vail Regatta for 
the first time in 1994. They also 
won five medals in all of the 
women's events during the Head of 
the Colorado in Austin, Tx. 

According to Cupp, the row- 
ing team is looking for new mem- 
bers up to Sept. 11, but the team 
will not compete too much in the 
Fall. "In the fall there are so much 
basic techniques to be worked on 
that it's really not to your advan- 

Volleyball Action 

Members of the Lady Demon volleyball team make an aggressive 
play during the Northwestern Invitational Phot by enc Dutiie 

tage to begin racing two weeks 
after you begin school," Cupp said. 

"We will start racing during 
the last week of September or the 
first week of October," he said. "We 
will probably have one or two 
scrimmages here. Loyola 

University will probably come up 
and that will be our first race." 

In October, the rowing team 
will compete in the state champi- 
onships. For more information on 
the rowing team contact Calvin 
Cupp at 357-5921 or 352-7264. 


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Tuesday, September 12, 1995 

State Fire Marshall says Kyser s handicap entrance unacceptable 

Kenn Posey 
Current Sauce 

Is excellence really 
Northwestern's minimum stan- 
dard? This is a question asked by 
many disabled students daily on 
campus, especially to one handi- 
capped student who fell down 
while attempting to enter Kyser 

On Aug. 28 at 7:31 a.m., the 
Campus Police received a report 
that a handicapped student had 
fallen at the west entrance of 
Kyser Hall. According to the police 
log, the student had parked at one 
of the handicapped parking spaces 
in front of Kyser and fell down 
while attempting to walk up the 
hill to enter the only handicapped 

entrance to Kyser. In order for dis- 
abled students to enter Kyser, they 
must walk around the building and 
up a hill to the west end. 

When the student fell, faculty 
member Tommy Whitehead 
attempted to help the student, but 
was unsuccessful. Whitehead then 
contacted the campus police. No 
accident report was submitted to 
the police, so the extent of the stu- 
dent's injuries are unknown. 

Although efforts are being 
made by the administration to 
make the campus more accessible 
for handicapped students, it will 
take time to make all of the neces- 
sary improvements and repairs. 

According to W.K.Norman, 
assistant physical plant director, 
with a growing number of disabled 

students and understaffed depart- 
ments within the administration to 
help solve these problems, efforts 
to make improvements often seem 
in vain. 

According to Norman, 
Northwestern is in the process of 
making the north end of Kyser 
handicapped accessible, but 
because of the limited amount of 
funding little improvements have 
been made."We are not required by 
law to make everything handi- 
capped accessible at one time," 
Norman stated. 

After reviewing the report 
incident on Aug. 28, the State Fire 
Marshall, Mike Cammarosano 
stated that Northwestern's num- 
ber one priority should be making 
the north entrance to Kyser Hall 

handicapped accessible. Fire 
Marshall, John Pharis said, 
"Disabled students should not have 
to go through obstacles such as 
hills and other parking lots to get 
to an accessible entrance." 

Norman also said that the 
University tries to meet all of the 
needs of disabled students, howev- 
er it is difficult for them to meet 
these needs if they are not aware of 
them. Disabled students have the 
option of registering with the 
American Disabilities Act (ADA) 
at the beginning of each semester 
to assist the administration in 
serving their needs. 

According to Janey Barnes, 
the coordinator of A.D.A., there are 
many needs of disabled students 
not being met at Northwestern. 

"Disabled students should not have to go through 
obstacles such as hills and other parking lots to get 
to an accessible entrance." 

John Pharis, fire marshall 

Some of the problems facing dis- 
abled students are curbs that pre- 
vent wheelchair bound students 
from entering certain buildings 
and lack of necessary equipment, 
such as computers and text books 
for the visually impaired. 

Barnes, who is also the direc- 
tor of academic advising finds it 
very difficult to devote as much 
time as she would like to the dis- 
abled students with which she 
works. Barnes finds herself work- 

ing 80 hour weeks trying to fulfill 
the responsibilities of both jobs. 

Her goal is to make a positive 
impact on every student she works 
with, however, she expresses that 
more staff members would enable 
her to do her job much more effec- 
tively. With over 800 
Northwestern students with some 
type of disability, the University 
has a tremendous responsibility to 
make excellence the minimum 
standard for everyone. 

New security system begins 24 hour lock-down 

Sarah Croob 
Current Sauce 

A "24 hour lock-down" 
began last Tuesday in every 
residence hall on campus as a 
new security system, installed 
in May, went into affect , 
according to Shelisa Theus, 
coordinator of residential ser- 

With the new system, all 
doors in each dorm will be 
locked 24 hours a day. A coded now required in order to 
enter any one of the seven res- 
idence halls on campus. 

The security system includes 
a scanner, attached to the side 
of one door at each dorm, 
which is tied into a computer 
located in Varnado Hall. In 
order to enter their dorm, resi- 
dents must slide the coded bar 
on the back of their I.D. 
through the slot on the door. 
The scanner reads the code and 
checks with the main computer 
to make sure the code matches 
that of a resident living in that 
dorm, and unlocks the door. 
Every time residents switch 
dorms, housing records are 
updated so that they are 
unable to enter their old dorm 
with their I.D. 

Problems with the flow of 
traffic through residence halls 
and the growth of the 
University were both reasons 
given for the addition of the 
system, but the main reason 
was safety. 

"We're trying to improve 
safety on campus. We've had a 
lot of problems in the past. 
We've had non-students com- 
ing into our residence halls and 
causing problems for us and 
this is a way for us to at least 
try to control this and get a 

Tatum Lyles, a freshman journalism major, uses her identification card in the new 
security system at Sabine dormitory PHOro 

handle on the problem," Theus 

During the summer, the sys- 
tems were used in the dorms by 
the Intensive Summer Graduate 
Program and summer school stu- 
dents. While some problems were 
predicted with the use of the sys- 
tem, it worked well. 

Most of the problems with the 
system come from the fact that 
identification cards, which have 
been washed, have peeling plastic 
or a hole punched in them, will 
not work when put through the 
scanner. Most of these cards will 
have to be replaced in order to 
work properly. Another problem 

is that during registration, some 
students skipped the coding table 
or their names appeared on the 
wrong residence hall list. 

"If you don't get your I.D. coded 
properly or if for some reason I 
overlooked your name on the ros- 
ter, then that's the type of prob- 
lems we have," said Bill St. Andre, 
coordinator of residential facili- 

One of the problems with the 
system predicted after its use this 
summer is that of visitors, deliv- 
ery men or parents who obviously 
do not have a coded I.D. Between 

the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., 

there are no desk workers in the Sec Security/Page 2 

dorms to unlock the door and let 
them in. 

According to St. Andre, the idea 
of a phone at the front door of each 
dorm and its cost are being looked 
into. But as of right now, visitors 
will have to call their friends 
before they show up at the dorm 
when a desk worker is not on duty. 

This "external improvement for 
1995" on all residence halls, 
according to Theus, was completed 
at a cost of $16, 870. 

Other possible additions to the 
system would be additional scan- 
ners on other doors at each dorm, 

White House correspondent 
and bestselling author to speak 

Bruce Boling 
Current Sauce 

A senior press correspondent at the White House and a best- 
selling author will come to speak this semester as part of the 
Fall Distinguished Lecture Series. 

According to Tommy Whitehead, coordinator of the 
Distinguished Lecture Series and ISEP, the series is designed to 
draw important persons of diverse backgrounds to convey ideas 
of interest to the entire Natchitoches 

"We (the university) just feel 
like it's important to present ideas to 
the campus as well as to 
Natchitoches," said Whitehead. 

Helen Thomas, Senior United 
Press International Correspondent 
at the White House and dean of the 
White House Press Corp, will be the 
first speaker to visit the campus. 
Thomas is a 30-year, seven president 
veteran of the White House press 
scene and has gained a reputation 
for bringing to life the history of the 
presidency with unique insight. 

She is the author of the book, 
Date Line White House, and is said 
to be one of America's 25 most influen- 
tial women. Thomas has received numerous journalism awards 
and is a member of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. 

The other speaker expected to visit the campus this fall will 
be John Berendt. Berendt is the author of the book, Midnight in 
the Garden'of Good and Evil, which has had a spectacular run 
on the bestseller lists for over a year. 

The book is Berendt's account of a notorious 1981 murder 
case in Savannah, Georgia. Berendt also depicts the gentility 
and eccentricity of Savannah society, prompting many to visit 
that city. 

Winner of the Southern Book Award, Berendt was also one 
of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction. He has 
written a column for Esquire magazine since 1982 and served as 
an editor of New York magazine. 

Thomas will speak at 10 a.m., Sept. 18 and Berendt will 
speak at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 26. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 
Classes will be dismissed during the lectures, and both events 
are open to University students and the general public at no 

Helen Thomas 

Fraternity rush 'smoothest ever/over 80 pledges 

Shalura Baldwin " _ -■- ^— J 


Shakira Baldwin 
Current Sauce 

Fraternity rush on campus 
has been very successful this 
semester, according to Reatha Cox, 
assistant director of student activ- 
rties and organizations and Greek 

This rush has been the 
smoothest ever in her experience 
as Greek adviser, according to Cox/ 

"Interfraternal relations were 
really good and I think the rushees 
Picked up on that," Cox said. 
There are four fraternities that 
Participated in formal rush and 
th ey are Theta Chi, Kappa Alpha, 
Tau Kappa Epsilon and Kappa 
Sigma.. Cox also feels the number 
of rushees increased due to rush 
De ing held a week after the semes- 
ter started. "Normally rush is held 
Prior to the beginning of the 
semester, but we held it later and 
had a greater turnout," Cox said. 

There were over a 100 men , 
w ho participated in formal rush, 
an d 80 of the initial number 
pledged. Cox pointed out the fact 
that some men go through rush 
J u st to meet people and do not 

"Interfraternal relations were really 
good and I think the rushees picked 
up on that." 

Reatha Cox, assistant director of 
SAB and Greek adviser 

become pledges. 

Tait Martin, Interfraternity 
Council president, agrees with Cox 
and would encourage young men 
to go through rush to meet people. 
"During Freshman Connection 
and other campus events we 
encourage them to take part in 
the rush experience and to get to 
know the other people, who partic- 
ipate," Martin said. 

Rush isn't just for freshmen. 
Martin said that 30 percent of the 
total number of rushees were con- 
tinuing students. Rush can be a 
good experience for them as well. 

Cox offers two examples of 
continuing students, who pledged 
and are now very active leaders for 
their respective fraternities. 
"Dwayne Jones of Theta Chi and 
Jeremy Dye of Kappa Sigma were 

continuing students when they 
came through rush, and they are 
active leaders in their organiza- 
tions and on campus," Cox said. 

A large number of campus 
leaders are also a part of the Greek 
system, and in the spring semes- 
ter 11 percent of the campus was 
Greek. Rush gives the student an 
opportunity to do some student 
networking and meet campus lead- 
ers who are a part of the Greek 
system, according to Cox. 

Martin says that each rushee 
that was accepted is now a new 
member of his respective fraterni- 
ty and will now have to go through 
a new member period that will last 
the whole semester. This period is 
to teach rushees about all aspects 
of the fraternity. 

Chad Stanley (beginning left to right), Joe Ensign and Dave Toms participate in 
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Campus Briefs 

NSU joins World Wide Web: The latest information on 
Northwestern will soon be available to anyone with a computer and 
hookup to the Internet. NSU is developing a home page on the World 
Wide Web that will be on-line in January. The page will have informa- 
tion on academic areas at Northwestern along with the latest campus 
news. Branch campuses in Shreveport, Leesville/Fort Polk and 
Alexandria will be represented on the page along with Natchitoches. 
The page will have multi-media capability using video and audio and 
prospective students will be able to apply for admission on-line. 

Art gallery hosts Shreveport artist: The Orville Hanchey Gallery 
opened a season of exhibitions Sunday, with a series of works by 
Shreveport artist Jerry Wray. Her paintings are primarily based on 
her exploration of the world of dreams. The exhibition is sponsored by 
the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts. Wray's exhibit will run through Oct. 6. The gallery 
is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

Training for sculpture program to begin Tuesday: The first 
training workshop for volunteers involved in the Save Outdoor 
Sculpture program will be held Tuesday, at 5 p.m. in the Cane River 
Room of the Student Union. A second session will be held in 
Shreveport on Sept. 23 at the Turner Art Center on the Centenary 
College campus. Volunteers are needed to located public sculpture, 
work by on-site measuring, photographing, recording the condition of 
each sculpture and researching the history of each work. For more 
information contact Sarah Luster at 357- 6464. 

Watson library to display WWII photos: A World War II photo exhib- 
it will be on display at the Eugene P. Watson Library beginning in mid- 
September. The display will consist of 13 cases which will spotlight 

Calander of Events 

Tuesday, Sept. 12 

T p.m.- SAB movie, 
Billy Madison at The Alley 

Wednesday, Sept. 13 

12 hoon-SAB movie, 
Billy Madison at The Alley 

3 p.m. -Intramural 
Swim Meet at Rec Complex 

Thursday Sept. 14 

2 p.m. -SAB movie, 
Billy Madison in the Alley 

Friday, Sept. 15 

10 p.m.-Demons 

Come Out Night at Turpin 

Saturday, Sept. 16 

i p.m.-NSU vs. LSU 

women's soccer game at the 
Intramural's Field. 

3 p.m.-NSU vs. LA 
College at the Intramural's 

3-7 p.m.-Tailgate 
Party at Turpin Stadium 

7 p.m.- NSU vs. 
Delta State at Turpin 

Faculty seeks solutions to math anxiety 

Judy Giles 

Ci rrent Sauce 

The Department of 
Mathematics and Physical Science, 
under the guidance of Dr. Austin 
Temple, has developed some pilot 
research programs in response to 
the academic needs and resulting 
anxiety of a great number of math 

According to Temple, The 
American Disabilities Act has 
picked up on "anxiety" fear of math 
as a recognized problem. * Math 
Anxiety, by definition is a 
Psychological Construct, he said, 
definable, but a problem to mea- 
sure" (much like Attention Deficit 
Disorder is difficult to measure). 

During his 30 year career in 
education, Temple has observed 
this fear, or phobia, in students 
who feel threatened and unsure of 
themselves Northwestern has 
attempted to minimize this anxiety 
by placing the students in a 
"friendly, non-threatening environ- 
ment, and presenting the material 
in a way that makes sense and is 
applicable." He pointed out that 
when students don't know what 
they will be tested on, they then 
develop "Test Anxiety." 

According to Temple, the fact 

remains that students who don't 
like math, don't spend the neces- 
sary time on it, thus they are 
doomed to failure. It is a self-ful- 
filling profecy, a real catch-22 situ- 

" If you don't like it, I'm sorry 
you don't like it, and it is a core 
requirement," Temple said. 
"Believe it or not, there are some 
things that will occur now or later 
in your life, when you are going to 
need a lot of this stuff. 

"We hope we are preparing 
you in the best possible way so that 
people won"t be taking advantage 
of you when it comes to making 
any sort of quantitative decisions, 
and that you will be able to func- 
tion as a responsible citizen. 
That's basically what it is all 
about," he said. 

Dr. Ben Rushing and Dr. Stan 
Chadick are currently involved in 
on-going research with four sec- 
tions of Math 102. Two senior 
math majors are attending their 
classes and will set up a supple- 
mental program, 3 p.m. -4p.m. on 
Mondays and ll:30a.m.-12:30p.m. 
on Thursdays to provide peer- 
learning for those pilot students 
seeking outside help. 

Temple said the faculty is cog- 
nizant that taking a "giant step" 

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allowing residents to enter through 
back doors as well, increasing the 
convenience of the system, but 
according to Theus, "that's not in 
the works." 

"We're really concerned about 
upgrading the system. We will 
continue to upgrade it and with 
anything new, everyone has to 
understand that the glitches have 
to be worked out," said Theus. 
"We're taking baby steps. We're 
not just going to go all out and take 

one giant step and have it flop." 

According to Theus, as with any 
new system, there have been com- 
plaints about the scanners and 
most of those complaining are 

"They're gonna always be the 
ones who want to go the other way 
and knock the rules, but they'll 
learn," Theus said. "We're not 
doing this to punish students, cer- 
tainly not to punish them at all. 
This is just for safety precautions." 

by changing the core math require- 
ment will present a stumbling 
block for many students. 

"We now require college alge- 
bra as a core and are also using 
graphic calculators, which we 
think will enhance learning too, 
but again, it's requiring that the 
students operate on a much higher 
level than they have in the past. 
So, math 102 will also precipitate 
changes in math 106. It will be a 
better experience." 

The math lab is set up with 
tutors and video tapes. Students 
using the lab computers will be 
able to access the Internet for math 

This semester students in 920 
are required to attend math lab 
922. It meets 2pm-4pm Monday - 
Thursday and 6pm-8:30pm 
Wednesday and Thursday. 
Students are required to complete 
software programs to receive ten 
percent of their grade. 

Rushing, whose doctorate 
dissertation is on Math Anxiety, 
has demonstrated his intense 
interest by a recent article on that 
subject published this summer in 
the Current Sauce. He is excited 
about his research with Dr. 

The purpose of this experi- 
ment is to determine if the pro- 
gram warrants further implemen- 
tation. He said the two small class- 
es will enable them to gather data 
and take measurements, impossi- 
ble in other settings. Outside work 
is voluntary for these students. 

" This is a valuable potential 
tool for learning. Participation of 
students will determine success. 
Also, an invaluable teaching 
opportunity for the Math 
Education major." 

The second pilot project is in 
developmental math 920 taught by 
Rushing and Melissa Kelly. It 
meets 12pm-lpm Tuesday and 
Thursday and on Monday and 

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Use of a study guide for the 92ftidividu£ 
course is being examined and it'j 
objective is to provide good studj, 
skills. Seven weeks of systematfcjELTA ! 
desensitation will follow the studj^l younj 
guide. This program will be assist^ being ] 
ed by Janey Barnes, coordinatqipistingui 
Academic Advising Center aqfageant" 
Services for Students withjjational 
Disabilities. st 8 p m 

The Advising Center is also ^he Stud 
pilot project coordinated by Barne$nquiries 
through the offices of Dr. Rand* 
Webb and Dr. Ed Graham t<j$TUDEI 
address learning disabilities, onlyASSOCI 
one of which is math anxietjfhe \ 
Located in Watson Library, rooo 
311-C since late January 9jjj 
Barnes said that by April 1, 199 
the Center had documented 80 
phone calls alone. 

Small, intensive developmeii 
tal classes are available for stu- 
dents whose ACT scores indicate \ 
need for remedial help in math anj 
english as well as academic skills 
This semester over 500 student! 
registered through the Centei 
"We have outgrown our facilities 
and are in need of more staff; 1 * 
Barnes said. In this respect, thi 
program is an overwhelming su<j. 

Temple referred to the oppoi- 
tunities afforded by Title III, 
will allow us to decrease the class 
size to no more than 30 students in 
computer-based classrooms. ThS 
bottom line is we're sympathetic 
and we try to do what we can heri 
I think we do a pretty good job witji 
the resources we have available, 
think we handle special problenq 
of special students better thaji! 
most schools do." 

"The skills of learning mathij 
matics are skills, the skills 
learning reading are skills,' 
Rushing said. The Department 
Mathematics and Physical Scien<$ 
is striving to meet the needs of a| 
students in acquiring these skills. 

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Campus Connections 

, iy informational meeting on 

Mudying abroad during the 1996- 
academic year on the 
^^^^Kiternational Student Exchange 
H Brogram will be conducted on Sept. 

j" at 4 p.m. and Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. 

programs in a wide choice of acad- 
niic disciplines are offered in 15 
anguages of instruction. (Many 
I \/ } re in English) The costs are the 
*" T ^me as attending Northwestern 
" jxcept for travel and personal 
.xpenses. Students may be eligible 
tpm-3pojj,r financial aid depending on their 
' the 92<jjdividual situations. 
1 and it'j 
>od studj,. 


:he studj^ll young men who are interested 
be assist^ being participants inthe "Delta's 
ordinatqiOistinguished Gentlemen calender 
'ter aiapageant" should attend the infor- 
s wittfeiational meeting held Thursday 
at 8 p.m. in Cane River Room in 
is also a-he Student Union. Only serious 
>' Barne^nquiries attend, 
r. Rand* 

;ies, onl^SSOCIATION 

anxietyfhe Student Government 
ry, root 

Association is extending nomina- 
tions for Class Senate Positions 
until noon on Sept. 22. Elections 
will be Oct. 4-5, 11-12. Nomination 
forms can be picked up at the SGA 
office in Rm. 222 of the Student 


Anyone interested in the history, 
literature, music, art and life of the 
Middle Ages or the Renaissance is 
invited to an organizational meet- 
ing of The Council of Ye Revels on 
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the 
Faculty Lounge of the Student 
Union. In the past, the Council has 
sponsored films, trips to 
Renaissance Fairs, and its own 
fair. If you can't attend the meeting 
but are interested, contact Dr. 
Razovsky at 357-6473 or 357-6272. 


The fall contest is underway. Enter 
your original fiction, nonfiction, 
poetry or art to win up to $100. 
Coversheets for entries are avail- 
able in the Argus office (Rm. 229 in 
the Student Union), Scholars' 
College office or from Dr. Coats. 

Please include five copies of each 
submission, headed with your 
social security number only and 
accompanied with a coversheet. All 
entries must be returned to the 
Argus office or to Dr. Coats by Oct. 


Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. will be 
having their informational semi- 
nar, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 
p.m. in the Cane River Room of the 
Student Union. All interested 
ladies are required to have at least 
a 2.0 GPA, 12 credit hours and 
three letters of recommendation. 
Dress will be semi-formal. For 
more information, contact Lawana 
Van Zant at 357-5455 or Felicia 
Smith at 357-5146. 


The Northwestern chapter of 
Sigma Tau Delta, the internation- 
al English honor society, is holding 
a meeting on Sept. 28 for new 
members. Active membership is 
limited to currently enrolled stu- 
dents, graduate or undergraduate, 

who have the requisite academic 
background and are either major- 
ing or minoring in English. 
Associate membership is open to 
currently enrolled students who 
have the necessary academic qual- 
ifications but are n ot majoring in 
English. Interested students are 
urged to contact Dr. Christine Ford 
of the Department of Language 
and Communications, in Rm. 316Q 
of Kyser Hall or at 357-9908. 


Join the Psy Chi National Honor 
Society for Psychology. You are eli- 
gible to join if you have completed 
at least three semesters of college 
coursework and nine or more hours 
of psychology, declared a major or 
minor in psychology, and earned a 
cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (for 
graduate students, maintained a B 
or better in all earned graduate 
courses). Form more information, 
contact Sarah Kiely, president, in 
the Psychology office, 335 
Bienvenu Hall, x6594. 
Applications for the fall semester 
are due by Oct. 2. 

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN meet the 1995 Demons. 

The Fellowship of Christian 
Students will meet every Wed. at 7 
p.m. in Rm. 314 of the Student 
Union. All students are welcomed 
to attend. 


The Demon Amateur Radio club 
will hold its first meeting of the 
semester on Wednesday at 8 p.m. 
in Rm. 206 of Kyser Hall. All previ- 
ous members and all who are 
interested in Ham Radio and vari- 
ous forms of communication should 
be at this meeting. Also, any stu- 
dent or faculty members interested 
in learning about the Skywarn pro- 
gram should come by the meeting. 
We are in the process of setting up 
a class and the date will be 
announced at this meeting. 


The national Order of Omega will 
sponsor the first "Demons Come 
Out at Night" pep rally, Friday at 
10 p.m. at Turpin Stadium, all stu- 
dents are invited to come out and 


The Greek Council will meet today 
at 8 p.m. in the faculty/staff lounge 
in the Student Union. All social 
fraternity and sorority presidents 
are required to attend. Please con- 
tact the Greek advisor at 357-6511 
if you have any questions. 


We hope everyone had a good sum- 
mer. Our first meeting will be this 
Thursday at 7 p.m. in Rm. 321 of 
the Student Union. Blue Key will 
need seven members to work Sept. 
23 at Family Day from 12:45-3 


The Jungle Party is this Friday 
from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the 
National Guard Armory. See Brian 
Beasley for invitations. 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 12, 1995 


The Current Sauce searches for the true| 
purpose of NSU's beautification project 

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Our View 

NSU Handicapped Accessible? 

What is the real purpose of the campus beautification project? 

According to Northwestern s administration, it involves such 
projects the new walking mall plaza around Kyser Hall. Students can 
drive around campus looking at banners that remind us that excel- 
lence is Northwestern s minimum standard. Of course, let s not forget 
the additional sidewalks made and shrubbery planted to enhance the 
University s excellence. A new road was constructed for the ARA- 
MARK trucks to get to the Student Union and let s not forget the 
newly constructed call boxes. If the purpose of the beautification 
project was solely to beautify the campus then they are doing their 
job, and a very good one at that. The only problem is that this is not 
the purpose of the project. 

According to Waddy Norman, assistant director of the physical 
plant, the beautification project was also designed to bring 
Northwestern into full compliance with ADA (American s with 
Disabilities Act) requirements. Yet, the list of ADA projects complet- 
ed compared to the beautification projects are far less. 

For example, more handicapped parking was provided in the 
commuter parking lot in front of Kyser and ...Well, to our knowledge 
nothing else has been done. We understand that money is always an 

'The students should come first- 
not the trees, the shrubs or the 
walking mall plaza." 

issue, especially the lack of it, but what we don t understand is why 
all the other beautification projects are completed before the ADA 
projects. The beauty of the campus is hard to enjoy if you can t move 

Aug. 28 a handicapped student fell down in front of Kyser Hall 
while attempting to get into the building. She had parked in the 
handicapped parking, but the handicapped entrance was up a hill, 
around the post office, and back down another small hill. No wonder 
she fell down. It s a wonder that more handicapped students have 
been hurt while trying to get into Kyser Hall. Over a year ago, hand- 
icapped students could drive to the west end entrance and enter eas- 
ily, but since the walking mall plaza has been completed no cars were 
allowed access. Therefore, handicapped students must go through an 
obstacle course just to get inside the building. In this case campus 
beautification has hindered rather than assisted in ADA compliance. 

One of the fire marshalls came to Natchitoches to investigate the 
incident and commented on the obstacle course to the handicapped 
entrance to Kyser. Disabled students should not have to go through 
obstacles such as hills and other parking lots to get to an accessible 
entrance, said John Pharis, one of the state fire marshalls. 

Natchitoches is a beautiful and historical town, so it s nice to see 
that Northwestern is working to have a beautiful campus to help 
enhance the town. Yet, it takes over two years for the University to 
get call boxes which are for the students safety. One would think that 
a university would be more concerned about the students health and 
safety then on how good the campus looks. How many more handi- 
capped students have to fall down before something is done? 

Hopefully, something will be done since the fire marshall inves- 
tigated the incident, but we won t hold our breath. It s sad to think 
that the only way Northwestern will get on the ball is to come under 
heat. It shouldn t be that way. The students should come first, not the 
trees, shrubs or the walking mall plaza. 

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NSU s lack of enthusiasm disgusts columnist 

Bottom Line 


Why is it no one goes to our 
home games anymore? 

I m not the type to get excit- 
ed about school spirit (imagine 
that), and especially not pep ral- 
lies. I thought that I had managed 
to leave all that behind when I 
graduated from high school 3 
years ago. I hate things like that, 
but I do enjoy football, especially 
home games where you can sit in 
the stands and watch, yell and be 
obnoxious. I feel that going to foot- 
ball games is the very bare mini- 
mum of school spirit that one 
should maintain. 

If you sit down and watch 
television on a Saturday, you 11 see 

a lot of other colleges playing ball. 11. 
Their stands are packed with stu- u- 
dents, alumni and fans. You go to to 
a NSU game, the stands are filled >d 
with very little besides air. You .u 
can argue that these are massive re 
institutions with tons of students ts 
(and funding, an issue I won t get ?t 
into) and that there is no way for >r 
us to compete. I m not saying that it 
it is feasible for us to compete with h 
a Purdue, Notre Dame or even a a 
school like LSU. All I m saying is is 
that it couldn t hurt to stay one ie 
weekend and watch the game, lb b 
stay and support your team. 

Turpin stadium s record crowd d 
of 15,600 occurred at last season s s 

home opener. Jog your feeble 
memories and think back. If you 
were there you 11 recall that you 
probably didn t see too many famil- 
iar faces. The reason behind that 
is the stadium held more Southern 
University fans at that game than 
we did. How embarrassing do you 
find that? I find it very embar- 
rassing. Those people were so 
fired up to see the Jaguars kick 
our ass that they drove up from 
Baton Rouge to see it. All the way 
from Baton Rouge. Most of you 
won t even walk over from the 

Can you imagine what it must 
be like, as an NSU football player, 
to walk out onto the field at a home 
game and see all of those empty 
seats? I think I can. It must get 
real hard to keep putting up a hell 
of a fight against an opponent 
when there is no one there to get 
you and your teammates fired up. 
Kind of hard to get stoked over the 
sound of deafening silence. 
They ve got to be disgusted, and I 
don t blame them. 

A lot of the time, people bitch | 
and whine about how much noise 
some students (especially thel 
greek sections, where I proudly sit)| 
make and how obnoxious we can 
be at a game. It s a football game! 
If you don t get to make noise, it| 
doesnt count! If you actually come ' 
to a game and you don t like the< 
fact that people are being obnox- 
ious, go home, but I promise you D' 
have more fun if you get loud andi 
obnoxious yourself. Besides,, 
rumor has it that the team would' 
rather hear you yell than watch- 
you sit and silently contemplate, 
the virtues of the 4-3 defense ver- 
sus the 3-4. 

Go find a football schedule. 
Make a note of the home game* 
dates and call mommy and daddy^ 
to let them know you won t be in! 
those weekends. I know you mighty 
have to make some sacrifices, like' 
missing getting to see your dog lick , 
himself, but if you go and try to^ 
have a good time, you might, 
understand what you ve been 1 , 

Eating with faculty a little imore than columnist can chew 

You Be The Jury 



Sorry I missed it, but I was 
busy cutting my toenails or some- 
thing else that is equally exciting. 
Besides, I m sure there was such a 
large crowd that there wasn t any 
food left anyway and all that fun 
and excitement may have caused 

me to wet myself. 

I do have one question though, 
who was the Einstein that came up 
with this brilliant idea. They real- 
ly worked overtime trying to come 
up with an activity to get the fresh- 
men involved, didn t they? Get 
real. We have a hard enough time 
getting up in the morning to go 
their class and they expect us to go 
mingle with them on a Saturday? 

Its really nothing personal, 
it s just that I d rather not see my 

English teacher in a pair of 
Speedo s or my history teacher 
devour an entire pepperoni pizza 
by herself. That stuff that can scar 
you for life and cause horrible 
nightmares even after your 
Northwestern experience is over. 
Besides, what is there really 
I to talk about? Son, if you don t 
get your skinny little ass to class 
more, I m going to fail you, or If I 
see you Jurned_ aioundj^king to 
that little blonde-headed girl one 
more time, I m gonna crack your 
skull with that overpriced book 
you had to buy to take my course. 
Thats exactly the positive rein- 
forcement I want to hear. 

I guess I should apologize to 
the teachers for being so hard on 
them, but I m not. They don t real- 
ly want to be there either. They 
don t get paid to do that crap, and 
somewhere out there is a pissed-off 
teacher writing an article dogging 

The best part of the whole , 
flier that I heard about this from 
was one line: BECAUSE YOU ARE 
SPECIAL TO NSU!! Are we real- ' 
ly? Special enough for more stu- 
dent parking, a wider selection ofj ' 
food in the cafeteria or shower cur- 
tains in the dorm bathrooms? Oil 
course not. But hell, we get free) 

_JIeres my^pointj^ If jrou want 1 
to get us in the school spirit cut the I 
B.S.. Before spirit comes pride. 1 
Stuff like that might sound good at 
Freshman Connection, but it does- I 
n t do us a bit of good when we re 
cussing the school because we 
can t find a place to park. It s time 
to change some priorities. 

By the way freshmen, keep 
next Friday open. I hear there 
planning a student-custodian 
dance in the Alley . Its sure to 
sweep you off your feet! 

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Tuesday, September 12, 1995 

Current Sauce 

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Writing Center helps improves students' 
writing skills in all subjects 

Writing Center services not just for English papers 

|K Sally I'ralia 
I Ci rrknt Su ck 

Although Northwestern boasts 
La variety of developmental study 
"programs, the writing center offers 
a unique environment for students 
to improve their writing skills. 

The Writing Center, which is 
located in Rm. 335 of Kyser Hall 
and directed by Beth Ann 
Maxfield, is unique in that it 
stresses the importance of improv- 
ing writing skills in all courses, not 
just English, and also because it 
encourages students to use the 
Center throughout their stay at 

In May 1992, Maxfield's first 
year as its director, the Center was 
a small writing lab hidden on the 
fourth floor of Kyser Hall. The 
dying remnants of a former grant, 
it underwent major transforma- 
tions after Maxfield took over. The 
Center has since doubled in size, 
been moved to an area with higher 

visibility, and went from an 
emphasis in technical problems to 
problems covering the overall writ- 
ing experience. 

The Writing Center offers an 
atmosphere for both undergradu- 
ate and graduate students of all 
levels to come discuss ways to 
strengthen their writing. It is an 
environment where students are 
able to learn and practice new 
skills. The Center, however, is not 
an editing service and will not 
proofread papers, according to 

A myth that surrounds the 
writing center is that a large por- 
tion of the student body sees the 
center as a place that deals only 
with English papers. "Some stu- 
dents visit the center religiously as 
long as they have an English class, 
but when they get out of English 
they think they don't need us any- 
more," Maxfield said. 

The staff of the Writing Center 
stresses that not only do they 

address english papers, but also a 
variety of other subjects such as 
the sciences. In the past they have 
also helped students with job 
applications and scholarship 

Consultants are available in 
the center for those students seek- 
ing one on one assistance. The con- 
sultants are both undergraduate 
and graduate students whose 
majors range from English to biol- 
ogy and chemistry. This provides a 
potpourri of knowledge among the 
staff that enables them to answer a 
variety of questions. Help is avail- 
able for all forms of writing includ- 
ing technical reports, lab reports 
and lengthy literary essays. 

Consultant Zeke Wetzel, a 
junior at Scholar's College, views 
the center as a place to make stu- 
dents better writers. Kimberly 
Flowers, a consultant and gradu- 
ate student, agrees. 

"It is a place to advise and 
guide students in all aspects of 

writing, from organization to 
grammar," said Flowers. 

Next semester the Writing 
Center staff is looking forward to 
becoming both a reading and writ- 
ing center, but the staff is current- 
ly excited about its new E-mail sys- 
tem. The Center now has the abil- 
ity to access students, on and off 
campus, who are not able to visit 
during office hours. Students can 
E-mail a question to the Writing 
Center's address, NSUWCENTER, 
and receive an answer within 24 

The Writing Center at NSU 
emphasizes that writing should 
not have to be a solitary activity, 
and with the type of interactive 
education it provides, the staff 
hopes to add students to the large 
amount already using the center. 

Maxfield said,"We want to 
help students mature in writing 
ability, to mature in their view of 
what education is, and also how 
writing enhances that education." 


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Antique Mall provides something for everyone 

Dock Price 
Current Sauck 

A distinctive shopping & 
dining experience awaits you on 
Front Street. 

The journey begins at the St. 
Denis Antique Mall located at 550 
Front Street. Established in June 
1994, the Mall has slowly grown 
from six dealers to 12. Inside the 
lavender-colored building is a 
treasure trove of delights. There 
is an ample source of antique fur- 
niture comprising of beds, 
armoires, dressers and accent 
pieces. You will also find porcelain 
dolls, the cutest miniature tea 
sets, copperware, oriental pieces, 
fine china and postcards. 

There are several additional 
items that make the Mall even 
more enticing. The first selection 
is the vast array of Audubon 
prints. These are exquisite repro- 

The Antique Mall on Front Street houses 12 shops, 
shake from Lydie Marie's to a lucky customer. 

Shelly Voisin (below) delivers a 

Photos by Nikole Nkuner 

ductions of John James 
Audubon's (1785-1851) 
extensive gallery of bird 
life. Audubon's collection is 
considered to be one of the 
largest and and longest 
bird series. 

The second enticement 
is the southern art pottery. 
Handmade and painted, 
the pottery ensemble spans 
from vases to pots to jewel- 

The third treat is the 
growing collection of 
antique books and col- 
lectible comic books. No 
where else in Natchitoches 
can you find these two 
products. The book collec- 
tion of English literature, 
prints and documents 
ranges from the 1700's to 
the early 1900's. The comic 
book collection covers a 
wide variety of material 
published in the last fifteen 
years. The last area of 
interest in the Mall is the 

sterling silver jewelry and 
Brighton line of acces- 
sories. The jewelry display 
has earrings, necklaces, 
ankle bracelets and chains. 
The Brighton line of acces- 
sories covers such pieces 
like belts, clothes and purs- 

The mall also has a 
restaurant. Although the 
newly opened Lydie Marie's 
(named after one of the 
owners' mother) is a sepa- 
rate business from the Mall 
and located directly behind 
the Mall at 116 Trudeau 
St., they both play off each 
other with their audiences. 

Lydie Marie's offers 
the usual but satisfying 
gamut of food choices, ham- 
burgers, po-boys, and sal- 
ads, but also offers some 
wonderful not-so-usual 
items. Their onion rings are 
beer-battered and fried to 
a delectable crisp, a roast 
beef sandwich that people 

in town are calling "the 
absolute best", gourmet fla- 
vored coffee, and premium 
steaks like filet mignon and 
ribeye. There is also a full 
service ice cream & pie par- 
lor that can satiate any 
dessert eater's taste buds. 

Coming soon to Lydie 
Marie's will be fine wines, 
beer, mixed drinks and for 
entertainment there will be 
video poker. Lydie Marie's 
has also been the host of 
MAGIC tournaments that 
run approximately every 
three weeks. 

The St. Denis Antique 
Mall is open every day 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be 
reached at 352-2010. Lydie 
Marie's is open 8 a.m. to 8 
p.m. (later once the holi- 
days and alcohol serving 
begin) and can be reached 
at 356-0605. 

Give yourself a break 
today and visit these two 
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Tuesday, September 5, 1995 ftiesda' 


The Current Sauce features more music| 
and comic reviews 

Sven Gali 

RC\ Records 

It is very 

. _ fOX* "3 possible that the 
KT'-^ " ^ next break- 
Ift through band, 

f W n J along the 

Candlebox vein, 
has surfaced. It 
also helps that 
Candlebox's pro- 
ducer Kelly 
Gray produced 
Sven Gali's debut. Maybe the best 
indication of Sven Gali's possible 
success has to do with their ability 
to get Candlebox's lead vocalist 
and drummer to make a guest 
appearance on the song Worms. 

But, let's forget about 
Candlebox and talk about Sven 
Gali themselves. Sven Gali hail 
from the same area of the country 
that has spawned numerous plat- 
inum selling bands. If you don't 
know where I mean, wake up. 
Seattle has been delivering one 
band after another to the music 

At least Sven Gali deserve 
this chance. Songs such as What 
You Give, Rocking Chair and Keeps 
Me Down are killer. Not only do 
they exhibit skillful playing, 
melodic singing and addictive 

by Derek Rabuck 
Current Sauce 

rhythms, Sven Gali show concrete 
proof that there are some decent 
bands still coming out of Seattle. 

Sven Gali serve up a plat- 
ter of songs that are more original 
than some of their counterparts. 
Worms is a definite hit single. 
Helen appeals to the grunge rock 
subculture and Tired of Listening 
slows everything down a notch to 
show everyone that they are a very 
versatile band. 

The only regret that I 
have with Inline is the fact that it 
has been released around the same 
time as the new Candlebox album 
and it may get overlooked by critics 
and especially by the fans. Sven 
Gali shows that there is room for 
two Seattle bands at the top of the 
charts. Give Inline a listen. 

Si\ Fed I Indet 
I (minted 

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Six Feet Under are no 
stranger to the Thrash Metal 
Scene. This is especially true 
whenever the history of the band 
members is revealed. Six Feet 
Under features several veteran 

The lead singer is no other 
than the front man for Cannibal 
Corpse, Chris Barnes. 

The heavy, gothic sound- 

ing guitars are delivered by Allen 
West of Obituary. The low end 
thumping comes from Terry Butler 
of Death and Massacre. The only 
non-veteran performer is drummer 
Greg Gall. 

Don't think that West and 
Barnes have left their current 
bands for good. Six Feet Under is 
a side project to fill in between 
albums. Other metal acts have 
done the same. Nailbomb and 
another new band Down are prime 
examples that various band mem- 
bers can come together and record 
respectable records and still 
remain vital parts of their main- 
stream bands. 

But now let's get to the 
music. It's heavy. It's gothic sound- 
ing, ear-splitting, gut wrenching 
death metal at it's best. There are 
plenty of power chords, screaming 
vocals and headache giving drum- 
ming to satisfy any fan who can sit 
through a listen. 

The only thing that is 
even close to the members other 
bands is Barnes incoherent, growl- 
ing vocals. If you can make out one 
word out of 10 you will be doing 
just fine. 

This is especially true on 
songs like the first single, Silent 
Violence. Other prime songs are 
Beneath a Black Sky and Torn To 
The Bone. 

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CMC Record) 

The publishers 
of Metal Edge 
who cater to 
music fans 
about the hard 
metal scene 
around the 
United States, 
a compilation CD 
featuring the best bands around 
on the Los Angeles music scene. 

Featured bands are 
Tuff, Tattoo Rodeo, Slammin' 
Gladys and Shake the Faith. 
The CD also contains eight more 
bands such as Medicine Wheel 
and Zen Boy. 

Several of the bands 
such as Tuff and Slammin' 
Gladys currently or in the past 
have had major label recording 
contracts. Another cool feature 
of this compilation is the fact 
that several of the bands are 
composed of members of past 
platinum selling bands. 

If you love hard rock 
served up in a definite party 
atmosphere, check out Tuff's 
catchy as hell tune, Another 
Man's Gun. Another prime cut 
off this CD is Slammin' Gladys 
funky Colour Blind. 

With a little something 
for every fan of hard rock, espe- 
cially fans of the ever so lovable 
Los Angeles club scene which 
once gave bands such as Motley 
Crue and Warrant their big 
breaks, the Best Of LA shows 
that hard rock and heavy metal 
are still alive and kicking. 

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Hi again folks. Hope you enjoyed the inaugural edition of COMIX. 
Please let me know of any ideas or topics you may want explored relat- 
ed to comic books. Back to comics... 

Easily the most identifiable company is DC Comics. DCs stable of 
characters include Superman (a being of great strength and special pow- 
ers), Batman (a detective with well conditioned mental and physical 
states), the Flash (a superhuman capable of unbelievable speed ), 
Wonder Woman (an Amazon princess) and Bill Clinton (hey, just check- 
ing to see if you are paying attention! ). Forgive me for not listing every 
single character but there are numerous characters DC owns. 

Presently the market share leader, Marvel Comics has expanded 
their presence with animated television shows such as the X-Men, 
Action Hour and Spider-Man. Marvel's gallery of characters encompass 
the aforementioned Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider (will explain this in a 
later column), the X-Men (i.e. Wolverine— a mutant with a healing fac- 
tor and deadly claws; Cyclops, a mutant with powerful optical blasts; 
Gambit, a smooth talking mutant with the ability to have a kinetic 
charge on non-living objects; Storm, an African goddess who controls the 
elements), the Fantastic Four (currently being regrouped) and the 
Incredible Hulk (a man who was transformed into a sometimes dumb 
sometimes smart green being). Marvel Comics also has Daredevil a 
blind man who possesses not great athletic ability, but an uncanny 
radar sense; Captain America, a super soldier who fights for the 
American way; and the Avengers, a superior group that's being 
revamped but embody heroes like. Like DC, there are many Marvel 

The last of the "Big Three" comic book companies is Image. Image 
shook the entire industry up (for better or worse depends on who you 
talk to) because not only were characters' creators able to keep the copy- 
right to their characters, but the production quality factors such as 
paper and coloring were improved dramatically compared to other com- 
panies at the time Image Comics was created. Image did suffer some set- 
backs in timely shipments in its first two years, but it does appear to be 
on a better delivery system. Image's most noteworthy characters are 
Spawn, an assassinated husband/soldier who comes back as a hellspawn 
being used by forces he can't control. ..yet; the Wild C.A.T.S, a team of 
super heroes who at first might seem to be a ripoff of the X-Men, but has 
developed its own identity and audience; Shadowhawk, a "hero" who 
punishes criminals by breaking their backs though the new 
Shadowhawk seems to be a bit different from the original who died of 
AIDS; Youngblood, a government sanctioned super hero (I must enjoy 
saying that word, eh?) team; BONE, a "funny animal" meet magic sort 
of tale. sounds goofy but it's quite good; and GEN13, yet another 
group of totally with it genetically altered teenagers. 

Next time, I will conclude with an overview of the lesser known 
companies. Until next time, keep your powder dry. Derek Price wishes 
he was paid a dollar every time someone asked him if a comic book their 
grandmother had is worth money. He would have $12. 


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Tuesday. September 12 , 1995 

Current Sauce 

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April Howell 
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Leslie Johnson 
Shane Jones 
Christy King 
Jennifer Lamarche 
Chantelle Leonard 
Rebecca Lloyd 
Erin Long 
Jennifer Looney 
Stephanie McBride 
Shannon McCann 
Francis McGill 
Mary Martinez 
Melissa Melder 
Tracy Mitchell 
Cheri Monic 
Ashley Murphy 

Aida Ordaz 
Karen Plaisance 
Lauren Potter 
Kristine O'Reilly 
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Kelly Penrod 
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Page 8 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 12, 1995 

Echoes provides Theater department gears up for another semester 
'enchanting storyline' 



Echoes follows the same enchanting storyline Maeve Binchy creates 
in her novels Circle of Friends and The Lilac Bus. Echoes centers around 
a small Irish seaside town, Castlebay, and the bustling city of Dublin. 
A custom that the villagers of Castlebay follow faithfully is shouting 
their questions in the Echo cave. According to the story if you listen 
carefully to the echoes your question will be answered. In the winter the 
residents of Castlebay are barely able to survive, but in the summer the 
town becomes alive. People travel from all over Ireland to spend time in 
the seaside resort. The reader first discovers young Clare O'Brian in the 
Echo cave, questioning the fate of her history essay. Here Clare comes 
in contact with David Power for the first time. From this point the story 
spans a decade of Clare's life. Throughout the hectic summers in 
Castlebay Clare and David meet one another every now and then, but 
not very often. Clare must work in the family's small store from morn- 
ing to night, and David has his summers free to roam the small town. 
As time goes by Clare wins a scholarship to attend the University of 
Dublin and David goes to medical school. 

Deep in her education. Clare runs into David Power in Dublin. 
David is an intern at a local hospital. Because David is the son of 
Castlebay's esteemed doctor, he is off limits to poor Clare O'Brian. 
Regardless of the opposition on the homefront they manage to fall deeply 
in love. When several disasters occur at one, Clare and David must 
make a decision. Should they return to Castlebay and face the wrath of 
their parents and the town, or should they blow off their responsibilities 
and stay in Dublin? 

Clare and David decide to marry and raise a family in Castlebay. 
David enters his father's medical practice and Clare tries to finish her 
college education. Eventually old friends and old loyalties begin to test 
the bonds of their marriage. Binchy will surprise the reader at the end 
of the book with the turn of events that shock everyone in Castlebay. 

So, if you have an affinity for Irish literature or you fell in love with 
Binchy's Circle of Friends, Echoes is the book for you. Echoes was pub- 
lished by Dell publishing in paperback as well as hardback form. The 
book is 494 pages and id felled with beautiful descriptions of Ireland's 
scenery. Binchy's characters are unforgettable and this is a delightful 
read for an empty Saturday afternoon. 

by Hank Cannon 
Ccrrent Sauce 

The 1995/96 season of the 
Theater division of the Mrs. H.D. 
Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear 
Department of Creative and 
Performing arts will feature shows 
that will cover the classical period 
up to contemporary works. 

The first production of the 
season is New Faces. New Faces is 
an annual program that gives the 
freshmen and other newcomers 
the opportunity to show off their 
talent. Each performer will per- 
form a monologue, a song, dance, 
or choose to technical presentation 
depending on what field in theater 
they would like to pursue. 

"There could be as many as 50 
or 60," said Dr. Jack Wann artistic 
director of the theater department 
in reference to the how many peo- 
ple will be on showcase. "Most of 
them are freshmen. I'd say we 
have a good 45 incoming freshmen 
this year." 

There are six mainstage 
shows planned for the school year: 
Aristophanes" comedy Lysistrata , 
directed by associate professor Dr. 
Terry Byars, William Inge's 
American portrait Picnic, directed 
by Wann, and a Christmas Gala 
,will be produced during the fall 
semester. The spring semester 
will feature the Bock and Harnick 
musical She Loves Me, directed by 
Wann, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer 

Prize winning drama Buried 
Child, directed by Byars and 
Something To Dance About, a 
showcase of Broadway dance 
directed and choreographed by 
dance instructor Ed Brazo. 

Associate professor Vicki 
Parish will coordinate the experi- 
mental play series known as the 
Loft series. 

According to Wann, this sea- 
son will present many challenges 
to the students due to the competi- 
tion for roles that will ensue due to 
the massive influx of freshmen and 
transfer students. 

"I'm very enthused, " said 
Wann, "We have a really promising 
looking freshman class. We have a 
lot of returnees who are very 

skilled, because of other summer 
experiences, and summer experi- 
ences here. We've had a few kids 
drop out and we're at the stage in 
the program where that needs to 
begin to happen unfortunately. 
When cream rises, it rises on top of 
something. Not that there isn't a 
place or an opportunity for every- 
body to show what they can do, but 
it does mean that it gets harder 
and harder with each passing year 
as people get better and better 
(and) more experienced. It's tough, 
but it's exciting too." 

New Faces opens on 
September 19, in Theater West for 
that night only. For more informa- 
tion contact the theater box office 
of call 357-71497. 

Neville album full of funk, rock and reggae 

by Sara Farell 
Current Sauce 

Ivan Neville reflects the 
diverse areas of New Orleans 
music, from R & B to funk, rock, 
and even reggae, on his second 
album, Thanks. 

Born into the famous and 
multi talented Neville clan on 
August 19, 1959 as the first son of 
Aaron, he found his greatest moti- 
vation to be— ironically— from out- 
side the family. 

Though he first played an 
electric guitar at age 10, he left it 
alone to pursue other minor inter- 

"When I was 15, I decided I 
wanted to play piano— Mom's 
piano," Neville said in an inter- 
view with Larry Katz. "She had 
gone to grade school with the late, 
great jazz player James Booker. So 
every now and then, Booker would 


pop up at the house, playing every- 
thing from boogie woogie to 
Beethoven. I wanted to play pro 
football. That is until I 
heard Booker at the 
piano. I said, That's for 

Neville's musical 
career ranges from 
time spent with the 
older generation's 
Neville Brothers band 
to experience as a ses- 
sion keyboardist for 
Bonnie Raitt and 
Keith Richards. Along 
with Ron Wood and 
Branford Marsalis, they all guest 
on Thanks. 

Neville also brought out a 
very critically-acclaimed first 
album entitled // My Ancestors 
Could See Me Now in 1988. 

"The new one (Thanks) is a lit- 
tle bit more raw," Neville said in a 

separate interview with Barbara 
Jaeger. "It has more of an edge to 
it. And it sounds more natural." 

Diverse truly 
"1 describes it. Some 
I songs, like Same 
|OW World and 
Thanks give off a 
nostalgic, pleasant 
sound that blends 
instruments and 
voices expertly, but 
does not stand out 

Animal Antics, the 
style is not at all 

■ ■ . 

discordant. One song in particular, 
Stay What You Are proves most 
sweet and entertaining to the ear, 
due to the theme and dad Aaron's 

Neville's own genuine and 
individual talent, along with that 
of his band, exhibit themselves on 

every song, especially with the 
unique touches added by such 
instruments as the woog bass, wah 
wah guitar, and the lipbone. 

The reggae sound, helped 
along with an organ, proves most 
delightful in Let It Go, and 
Padlock practically hums with the 
combination of blues, jazz, and 
soul elements. 

Cuts like Never Grow Up and 
Fool for Design appropriately 
strike a listener as rocklike and 
rebellious, concerned as they are 
with retaining individuality and 
spirit.All in all, the album shows 
off much musical skill, and suc- 
ceeds in avoiding the pleasant / 
easy-listening category due to its 
unique instrument additions and 
diverse musical styles. 

Neville intends to continue 
with his work as a sideman and 
team player while brandishing his 
own New Orleans-influenced style. 

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'Tuesday, September 12, 1995 

Current Sauce 

Page 9 


NSU Varsity Women's Soccer team begin* 
search for more players 

0-2 start has Demon football team "disheartened" 

Northwestern State is search- 
ing for its first win of the season as 

, Delta State visits Turpin Stadium 
in the Demons home opener on 

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 

i Tickets are $10 for reserved, $6 for 
general admission and free for 

| NSU students with valid I.D. 
Tickets may be purchased at the 

1 Northwestern ticket office 8:30 

! a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through 

, Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 
Saturday. Stadium gates open at 

1 5:30. 

Northwestern is coming off its 
| second straight road loss against a 
ranked opponent. The Demons 
dropped a 34-17 decision to No. 9 
Troy State last week and lost their 
( season-opener 13-7 to lOth-ranked 
1 Southern. 

The Demons, playing without 
offensive starters Brad Laird and 
I John Dippel, beat Delta State 15- 
| 12 in Turpin last season. Clarence 
Matthews scored on a 1-yard run 
in the third quarter and rushed for 
I a two-point conversion to give the 
| Demons a 15-12 lead. The 
| Northwestern defense stopped the 
1 Statesmen on fourth and goal from 
the Demon 1-yard line with 4:10 
left in the game to preserve the 

The game will be broadcast on 
the Demon Sports Network, flag- 

shipped by Natchitoches radio sta- 
tion KZBL-FM (95.9). Affiliates 
include Leesville's KJAE-FM 
(92.7i, Many's KWLA-AM (1400), 
KRMD-AM (1340) of Shreveport. 
and KRRV-AM (1410) of 

Doug Joubert will call play- 
by-play for the Demons with 
Richard Ware as the color analyst. 
Lyn Rollins will be reporting on 
the sidelines with live updates 
during the game and will inter- 
view coach Goodwin after the 

Northwestern's Sam 
Goodwin, entering his 13th sea- 
son, ranks second only to the ven- 
erable Eddie Robinson of 
Grambling on the state coaching 
seniority list. Goodwin ranks 
third in longevity among the 10 
men who have coached the 
Demons. Larry Blakeney has a 
36-12-1 record in his fifth season 
at Troy State. 

The Demons have an all-time 
football record of 401-330-34 
( .546). The Demons have lost their 
last three season openers to 
Southern. Northwestern opened 
the 1993 season 0-2 with losses 
coming against Southern and Troy 

Northwestern (0-2) was able 
to move the ball through the air 
against Troy State, but was unable 

"I know the players are disheartened 
by an 0-2 start. I am. But we Ve 
played two pretty powerful teams." 

-Coach Sam Goodwin 

to get the ground game going. 
Quarterback Brad Laird was 10- 
for-17 for 198 yards and rushed for 
a touchdown. Laird needs 236 
yards passing to become the 
school's all-time leader in passing 

The Demons got on the board 
first on Laird's 1-yard plunge over 
left tackle. After Troy State 
answered with a touchdown of its 
own, Greg Mueller booted a 32- 
yard field goal, his first as a 
Demon, to give Northwestern a 10- 
7 lead early in the second quarter. 

The Trojan offensive line 
dominated the line of scrimmage 
and several Demon mistackles 
allowed Troy to rush for 304 yards. 
The Troy defensive line was able to 
reek havok in the Demon backfield 
all afternoon, sacking Laird five 

Delta State (1-1) is coming off 
a 14-7 road win at Arkansas Tech. 
The Statesmen scored two first 
quarter touchdowns and held off 

Tech for their first win of the sea- 
son. Delta's first score came on a 
34-yard pass from David Crowe to 
Kahi Walker. Willie Allen ran the 
ball 54 yards on a fake punt to 
round out Delta's scoring. 

Crowe completed ll-of-23 
passes for 162 yards and one 
touchdown. The Statesmen 
rushed the ball 46 times for 151 

The Delta defense limited 
Arkansas Tech to 30 yards rushing 
on 28 carries. 

"Delta is a very good defen- 
sive football team. They have 
some Division I-A transfers on the 
defensive line that are very talent- 
ed," said coach Goodwin. "We have 
to come out and establish the run- 
ning game and gain some confi- 

Northwestern opens the home 
slate with Delta State on 
Saturday, Sept. 16, in a 7 p.m. 
kickoff. The Demons beat Delta 
State 15-12 last season. 

Demon Notes 

Identical twins Terry and Teryl Williamson are no less difficult to tell 
apart, since Terry has moved back to his original spot at CB in the sec- 
ondary from last year's duties as a fullback, where he was the Demons 
second-leading returning rusher (225 yards, 5.9 yards per carry last 
year). The arrival of transfer Roymon Malcolm and freshman Steve 
Hardaway greatly added to the offensive backfield's depth, and the 
coaching staff believes Terry could help the team more at cornerback. 
Teryl (6-0, 200) is the starting drop end (outside linebacker) and had 9 
tackles at Southern. 

Put this date on your calendar: Oct. 28, when former Northwestern SID 
Tom Wancho hopes his beloved Cleveland Indians will be winning Game 
7 of the World Series. Even if that happens, it won't be the highlight of 
Wancho's day. Yes, it's Homecoming at Northwestern, but Tom has a 
prior engagement — his wedding. Wancho, once lanky but now a poster- 
boy for the Charles Atlas workout regimen, will swap vows with the love- 
ly and talented Tracy Anne Ray in her hometown of Lubbock, Texas. 
Wancho's Wedding Fact Sheet arrived last week, detailing the nuptial 
events and the lineup of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Efforts are being 
made to get the wedding carried by Teamline Radio. No word as to 
whether Keith Jackson will be on hand to call the vows... 

NCAA statistics won't be compiled until next week. So far, the Demons 
lead three SLC Superlative categories. Patrick Palmer's 50-yard pass 
reception against Troy State is the league's longest. Brad Laird's 225 
yards passing against Southern is a league high. Palmer's 88 receiving 
yards at Southern is a single-game league best ... 

Demon quarterback Brad Laird prepare for the team's first home 
game against Delta State Saturday. 

Women's Soccer Kicks Off Its Opening 

A female varsity soccer team is the latest addition to the list of 
female varsity teams of NSU's list of varsity athletic sports program. 
Title IX, which was passed by Congress in 1972, prohibits gender dis- 
crimination in any educational programs or activities. Its intent was to 
provide equal opportunities for women in their participation in college 
athletics. For example, if NSU has 165 men participating in athletics, 
there should be 165 women participating also. For women at NSU, the 
females have the choice in participating in the following varsity sports: 
cross country, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball, basketball, baseball, 
tennis, and Softball. For men: football, basketball, cross country, base- 
ball, golf, and indoor and outdoor track. In the fall of 1996, NSU plans to 
drop men's golf or men's indoor track from its list of sports programs. To 
coincide with the Title IX issue between male and female athletic partic- 
ipants at NSU, a new women's soccer program will be inducted into the 
NSU sports program beginning in the fall of 1996. 

The new coach for the Northwestern State University Lady 
Demon varsity soccer team is Mary Beth Forrest. Coach Forrest has been 
coaching soccer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area on the high school 
and club level. She has her Ph.D. in exercise physiology. In Coach 
Forrest's opinion, female soccer is a more technically sound, more fluid 
game than the men's game. 

The 1995-96 year is a building year for the team. "Progress is 
going as well as can be expected," according to Coach Forrest who was 
preparing for a recruiting trip at the time of this interview. The essen- 
tials for getting this program off the ground requires getting the build- 
ing and playing facilities ready, obtaining the proper equipment, and 
extensive recruiting. Some recruiting will be done in the Houston, 
Dallas, and Midland, Texas area of which Coach Forrest is most familiar. 

But it will expand to the Baton Rouge-New Orleans area. No area with 
a good, sound soccer program will be left unrecruited. 

There will also be open tryouts to any interested female stu- 
dents. Students who have joined the NSU women's soccer are strongly 
encouraged to tryout. On the question of scholarships, Coach Forrest 
replied that she will be "totally fair" in deciding who will receive a schol- 
arship for her participation in the sport. How many scholarships that 
will be given will be determined by how much in funds will be available 
to the program. Theteam will consist of 25 to 30 players. 

For this first-year team, Coach Forrest is looking for players with 
major potential to be good and great players. She also knows that there 
are numerous quality players that have been overlooked who would be 
great assets to this new program. 

The 1996-97 year will be the soccer team's first year of athletic 
participation. They will predominantly compete in the Southland 
Conference just as the other varsity athletic teams at NSU. In the 
Southland Conference, North Texas and Stephen F. Austin have the 
strongest female soccer teams. Coach Forrest would like to play other 
contendable programs such as Texas-Christian University, Texas A&M, 
and other schools within travelable distances. 

Now seems the best time for NSU to assemble a female varsity 
soccer team, with the United States women's soccer team doing well at 
the national level, Coach Forrest feels that a female varsity team at NSU 
will be worth watching for. The growth rate of femalevarsity athletics on 
the college level is upward moving. 

For any athletic sport to successful, support must come from 
many sources. This new team will need the support of fellow students, 
alumni, and the community. 



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Current Sauce 

The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

NSU s foot- 
ball team 
stomps Delta 
night with a 
score of 34-0, 
see page 7 
for details 

Vol. 84, No. 8, 8 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 19, 1995 

Argus '95 finds plagiarized poem; pages removed 

by Dermis 1 1. Clarkston 
Current Sauce 

For the first time in 20 years, 
Argus had a problem with a poem 
being plagiarized according to 
Angelica Kraushaar, current edi- 
tor of Argus. 

The poem that appears on 
page 45 of the Argus '95 is similar 
to an untitled poem in a book 
titled Why Suicide by Jerry 
Johnston and published by 
Oliver-Nelson Books, Kraushaar 

The Argus' table of contents, 
page VI, shows that the poem 
"Changes" by Jill Garner is on 
page 45. Page V of the Argus 
reveals that the poem also won 
second place in the spring poetry 

The student who wrote 
"Changes" did not have any 
knowledge of the similarities 
between the two poems. "This is 
the first I've heard about it, so I 
don't know anything." Jill Garner 

"As far as I know this is the 
first plagiarized anything that 
had made it into publication," 
Kraushaar said. 'The form of the 
poem was the same. The actual 
theme of the poem was the same. 
Very many of the lines were very 
similar, maybe cut or rearranged 
a little." 

One change involved substi- 
tuting a male character in the 
original poem with a female char- 
acter in Argus' version. There 
was "enough minor changes that 
you could possibly say it was 
maybe only 99 percent plagia- 
rized, but the changes were 
small," Dr. Daryl Coats, current 
Argus adviser, said. 

Also, he was disappointed 
when he received Why Suicide 
through interlibrary loan. "I was 
hoping it'd be just some piddling 

thing, something you could 
attribute to an accident, coinci- 
dence or lack of familiarity," 
Coats continued. "It really made 
me feel sick inside to go through 
it and realize that if this is a coin- 
cidence, then it's like those mon- 
keys getting together and typing 
up Shakespeare." 

Coats compared the two 
poems and pointed out some of 
the "minor changes": 

Because the original poem 
was in such an obscure source, 
the fact that anyone would have 
caught it or noticed it was sur- 
prising, but they did, Coats said. 

The Argus staff found out 
about the poem being plagiarized 
when the Argus was first distrib- 
uted at the end of the spring 1995 
semester, Amy Daldry, 1994-1995 
Argus editor, said. 

The plagiarism was discov- 
ered on "the first day we were 
handing Argus out ," Daldry said. 
"A person, after picking up the 
Argus at the table, leafed through 
it and saw the poem. {She} read 
the first stanza of the poem and 
recited the rest after she closed 
the book." 

The plagiarized poem won 
second place and the $75 prize in 
the Argus' spring 1995 poetry con- 
test. When the Argus staff dis- 
covered that the poem was pla- 
giarized, they stopped payment 
of the second place prize money, 
so the student did not receive any 
financial gain, according to Coats. 

Because the poem was pla- 
giarized, the Argus staff removed 
page 45, according to Kraushaar. 
The faculty adviser consulted 
with his department head, and 
they decided to either remove the 
page or print a label and stick it 
inside the front cover of each 

"It turned out that less work 
would be required to remove the 

First stanza from both poems 

Original Poem 

Once on yellow paper with 
green lines 
He wrote a poem... 
And he called it "Skip" 
Because that was the 
name of his dog and 
that's what it was 
And his teacher gave him 
an "A" and a gold star 
And his mother pinned 
it to the kitchen wall 
And showed it to his 

And that was the year that 
his sister was born 
And his parents kissed 
all the time... 
And the little girl around 
the corner 
Sent him a postcard 
signed with a row of x's 
And his father tucked him 
into bed every night 
And was always there. 

Altered Poem 
Jill Garner 

Once, on a sheet of yel- 
low paper with green 
lines, she wrote a 

and she called it flow- 

because that's what 
life seemed to her 
and her teacher gave her 
an A 
and a gold star 
and her mother hung it 
to the kitchen wall 
and gave her a hug 
and that was the year that 
her sister was born 
and her parents kissed 
all the time... 
and the boy next door 
wrote her a letter 
and told her he liked 

and her daddy tucked 
her into bed every night 
and gave her a kiss on 
the cheek. 

page than to print the label and 
stick them {to the inside of the 
front cover}," Kraushaar said. 

Coats said he was surprised 
and caught off guard when a sug- 
gestion that the Argus needed to 
be distributed either with the 
guilty poem removed or a label 
attached to the cover saying 
"Warning: There is a plagiarized 

Coats stated that he did not 

have an}' problems leaving the 
poem in the Argus. He figured 
that the news would eventually 
get around that, for the first time 
in 20 years, there was a plagia- 
rized poem in the Argus. "Not to 
mention the fact that there was 
an innocent poem on the other 
side {of the page}," he continued. 

As for "Hair by Charlotte 
Sullivan, the poem that was on 


Thomas speaks on future 
of federal government 

Miranda Coon 
Current Sauce 

The future of the federal government began the lecture of Helen 
Thomas, former senior White House Correspondent. 

Thomas spoke as part of the continuing Distinguished Lecture 

According to Thomas, one of the most important issued being debat- 
ed is the role of the federal government in the country as "we head 
toward the 21st Century." 

"For some people, the government can be considered an enemy , but, 
for others it can be considered a sav- 
ior," Thomas said. 'There seems to 
be an "anti-government movement" 
in this country." • 

The tax burden placed on many 
middle class families can be 
extreme, while for a young mother 
needing a break, there is always 
welfare to fall back on. Ms. Thomas 
questions "do we want to remain a 
caring society who tries to help the 

"Democracy is the ideal and we 
must be a beacon of light for the rest 
of the world," she said. "We can't be 
this if we are divided {as a country} 
on the basis of black or white or rich 
or poor." 

"State governments are often 
depicted as being better than the fed- 
eral government, they are 'cheaper' 
to run and may lesson the tax burden of some people. 

"There is no such thing as an instant president, they have to learn 
the hard way," Thomas reveals of the seven presidents she has had the 
opportunity to work with, " but the greatest honor is to have the trust of 
American people— out of the ashes lessons will be learned. 

"As we head into the 21st Century we can look back on our accom- 
plishments with pride, but we must also must look back at the sacrifices 
made by many , such as World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and the 
Gulf War. 

As words of wisdom for young aspiring politicians Thomas suggest- 
ed that at the age of five you begin to live accordingly, and "forget you 
have any relatives, you'll be doing them a favor." 

Recognized for her many contributions to White House correspon- 
dence, Thomas is now a member of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 
and is said to be one of America's 25 most influential women. She is also 
a best selling author and has received numerous journalism awards. 

Thomas has 30 years of White House correspondence experience 
and now holds the office of Senior United Press International 
Correspondent and she is also Dean of the House Press Corp. 

Helen Thomas 

Students get involved in community service 

Offensive linemen, Shawn Baumgarten, jumps for joy 
after the Demons scored during Saturday's game 

Jennifer Reynolds 
Current Sauce 

With the help of a federally 
funded program, students have 
the opportunity to gain work expe- 
rience while in college. 

The Federal Work Study 
Program, which encourages stu- 
dents to get involved with commu- 
nity service, began in April of 1995, 
as part of the Higher Education 
Amendment of 1992. 

"We wanted to encourage stu- 
dents to get involved in these com- 
munity activities. One way to do 
this was to get them working off of 
the campus in various institutions 
through the Coop Program," 
Margaret Kilcoyne, co-administra- 
tor of the Federal Work Study 
Program, said. Mike Fuller is also 
an administrator of the Federal 
Work Study Program 

There are several require- 
ments for students entering the 
Federal Work Study Program. 
They must be a full-time student 
at Northwestern, a recipient of a 
Pell Grant from the federal govern- 
ment for the specified year they 
are applying for, must have at 
least a 2.0 grade point average, 

supply their own transportation to 
and from work, and they must 
enroll in the Cooperative 
Education Program. 

According to the Federal Work 
Study guidelines, any agency, 
institution and activity whose 
mission is to provide some type of 
community service may be consid- 
ered for eligibility review by the 

"Mr. Fuller and I go out to the 
various businesses and institu- 
tions making presentations about 
the program and encouraging 
them to get involved," Kilcoyne 

Presentations are also made to 
the students during the summer. 
These presentations help to let the 
students know what is expected of 
them, what their responsibilities 
are, and what the administrator's 
responsibilities are. * 

"We had 85 students who con- 
tacted our office through an adver- 
tisement we ran. Then we had to 
do the qualification check," 
Kilcoyne said. "Thirty-five of those 
students were sent letters asking 
them to attend seminars conduct- 
ed over the summer months. Out 
of those thirty-five, twenty stu- 

dents were sent out on interviews 
with the eleven institutions coop- 
erating in the Federal Work Study 
Program. " 

For this particular program the 
federal government supplies the 
funds, and the University in turn 
pays the students from those 
funds. The businesses and institu- 
tions do not supply the salary for 
the students. A student in the 
Federal Work Study Program is 
required to work 10 hours a week 
for a total of 40 hours a month. 
Each student is paid $5 an hour. 

Students work at the Boy's 
and Girl's Club, National Fish 
Hatchery, Kisatchie Legal 
Services, Natchitoches Police 
Department, Natchitoches Parish 
Sheriff's Department, Natchitoches 
Parish Outpatient Clinic, Family 
Crisis Center, Social Services and 
Welfare Office in Natchitoches, 
Natchitoches Historic Foundation, 
and in the daycare area. 

"We try to put the students in 
the field of their intended major. 
We want to make it experience for 
the students to put on their 
resumes when they graduate," 
Kilcoyne said. 

"You can't get hired without 

experience," Robbie Terry , a social 
work major involved in the Federal 
Work Study Program, said. Terry 
works at the Boy's and Girl's Club 
and feels the experience she is 
gaining from this job will help her 
greatly in the future. 

The Federal Work Study 
Program was incorporated into the 
Cooperative Education Program 
already in affect here at 
Northwestern. This past Spring 
four students from Northwestern 
went to Walt Disney World for 
internships through the Coop 
Program. Students participating 
in these internships worked part- 
time jobs in the Walt Disney World 
park for $5 an hour. 

The students lived in an 
apartment complex owned and 
operated by Walt Disney World. 
Terri Evans, Wendy Crochet, Tori 
Tarver and Robylyn Gass were the 
four students who spent the 
semester at Walt Disney World. 
Any college student interested in 
doing an internship for a semester 
may contact Margaret Kilcoyne. 

Recruiting for. new student s 
and jobs in the Federal Work 
Study Program is scheduled to 
begin in the Spring Semester. 

LISTN hosts first national teleconference on PBS 

■PyTarum Lyles 
j Current Sauce 

im^ Louisiana Instructional 
Satellite Telecommunications 
Network held its first national 
Interactive teleconference, Smart 
discipline last Thursday. 

This teleconference was part 
atl & cf a two part series on solu- 
tions to discipline problems in the 
^jassroom, which is entitled "What 
W °rks. What Doesn't." Part two is 
^titled "Turning Around the 
0l fficult Student," which is sched- 
^ed for Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. 

The teleconference was held 
^ Studio A . According to R. Chip 
nirner, Teleconference Coordinator, 

* h e teleconference will consist of a 

studio audience, guest speaker and 
drama troop from Baton Rouge. 
The main topics of the teleconfer- 
ence include education instructors 
and people in leadership roles such 
as youth groups and scout leaders. 
Priority is given to educators, but 
students are invited to attend 
based on available space. 

According to Dr. Ron McBride, 
director of the Department of 
Language and 
Telecommunications, this is the 
first time any education entity in 
Louisiana has ever distributed a 
nationwide teleconference through 
Public Broadcasting System (PBS). 

In the past three years, the 
telecommunications network at 
Northwestern has only produced 

programs directed towards 
Louisiana students but because of 
the national market, the 
University has decided to expand 
and take the telecommunications 
program nationwide for the first 
time this year. 

According to McBride, inter- 
est is high in the program. As of 
Sept. 8, 28 states and two foreign 
countries were signed up for the 

"I think it's a tribute to the 
quality people we have on this 
campus that we can take a project 
like this, expand it and plug it in 
nationwide. Not everybody can do 
this." McBride said. "We've, in a 
blast, entered the national market. 

"Achieving so much in only 

three years is an exciting accom- 
plishment because it usually takes 
others four to six years to enter the 
national market," he said. "The 
main limitations of this program 
are the budget and staff size. 

"We have a president with a 
vision who wants Northwestern to 
take a leading role in technology, " 
McBride said. 

The three national projects 
include an associate degree, SERC 
(Satellite Educational Resource 
Consortion) and adult learning. 

"We have the largest telecom- 
munications program in 
Louisiana," he said. "In the past 
the program has been involved 
with public education, higher edu- 
cation, telecommunications confer- 

"I think its a tribute to the quality people we 
have on this campus that we can take a project 
like this, expand it and plug it in nationwide. 
Not everybody can do this." 

ences, promotional videos, public 
service announcements and vari- 
ous other programs. 

One successful statewide pro- 
gram is Science Out of This World. 
SERC is the company that distrib- 
utes the program nationwide. In 
January the program received the 
International Award for the New 

- Dr. Ron McBride, head of the 
Department tf Telecommunications 
and Journalism 

York Festivals for the best dis- 
tance running program in the 
United States. 

In the future the Department 
of Journalism and 

Telecommunications hopes to work 
out a partnership with PBS, the 
largest deliverer of teleconferences 
in the United States. 

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Campus Briefs 

Two former professors given emeritus title: Former faculty 
members Dr. Millard J. Bienvenu and Dr. Tommy G. Johnson received 
the title of professor emeritus Saturday, during halftime of the NSU- 
Delta State football game. Bienvenu was the head of the Department 
of Sociology and Social Work and a professor of sociology for 17 years. 
Johnson served as the head of the Department of Business- 
Distributive Education and Office Administration for 16 years. He 
was a leader in establishing the benefits of using computers in edu- 
cation. The title of professor emeritus is conferred upon retired facul- 
ty who meet criteria established by the University and the Board of 
Trustees for State Colleges and Universities and are nominated by 
the university president. 

Social work program expands: Northwestern has expanded its 
programs in Alexandria to include courses in the upper level social 
work curriculum. With this expansion, students who have complet- 
ed core requirements and beginning level social work courses can fin- 
ish their degree program in Alexandria. For more information about 
the NSU central Louisiana social work program, contact Murphy at 
(318) 487-0126 or (318) 357-4550. 

Two faculty members spent summer in classroom: Two 

Northwestern faculty members spent their summer vacations in the 
classroom, but not as teachers. Dr. Grady Ballenger, associate pro- 
fessor of English in the Louisiana Scholars' College, and Dr. Helaine 
Razovsky, assistant professor of English at Northwestern, returned to 
the classroom as students. Ballenger was one of 25 faculty from 
around the nation selected to participate in a National Endowment 
for the Humanities Institute on the 1930s in America. Razovsky 
attended a NEH Summer Seminar at the University of Wisconsin 
entitled "Literature and Moral Decisions in the Early Modern Period." 

Aby paper published: A paper titled Forecasting Interest Rates and 
Stock Prices Using Intermarket Technical Analysis co-authored by 
Carroll Aby, the N.B. Morrison professor of applied business, was 
published in The International Journal of Business Disciplines. Aby 
conducted his research with William M. Williams of Arkansas State 
University and Patrick A. Hays of Western Carolina University. The 
authors used charts of several markets to come to their conclusion. 
Markets including the U.S. dollar, Commodities Research Bureau 
(CRB) Index, gold and silver mining index, Dow Jones Utility 
Average, the oil index from the American Stock Exchange, the Dow 
Jones 20-bond average and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 
used. The stock market top of 1987 and the bottom of 1990-91 were 
used as a frame of reference. 

uesday, Sep 

Industrial Technology program now holds classej 
in Alexandria to accommodate new students 

Industrial Technology program expands to new site 

Sarah Crooks 
Current Sauce 

With the expansion of the 
Industrial Technology program at 
Northwestern, '"technical pro- 
grams have just gotten fifty miles 
closer for the people in 
Alexandria," Dr. Bill Dennis, pro- 
fessor of industrial technology, 

"Industrial technology and 
industrial management programs 
have been on campus, along with 
electronic engineering technology 
for years and years," said Dennis. 
"We are expanding that industrial 
technology program and are 
going to be offering all of the 
courses for the bachelor's degree 
in industrial technology in 

The expansion of the 
Industrial Technology program 
began this fall with two basic elec- 
tronics courses, Industrial 
Technology 1300 and Industrial 
Technology 1301, which are being 
taught at the England Airpark by 
NSU faculty. 

. According to Dennis, the 
repair facilities at the Jet Center 
are an ideal place to teach the IT 
lab. The Jet Center includes ,a 
modern machine shop, sheet 
metal facilities, welding facilities 
and complete exotic test equip- 

While the England Airpark is 
being used because of the dona- 
tion of the facilities, the number 
of industries in the area was also 
an incentive. 

"We hope to allow an opportu- 
nity for people in the Alexandria 
area to take maybe one course for 
professional improvement., or 
take a series of courses for some 

type of certification purposes, or 
hopefully, maybe stay on and do 
the whole bachelor's degree," 
Dennis said. 

Industrial Technology at 
Northwestern includes several 
two-year associate degrees and 
several bachelor's degrees. These 
degrees include classes in quality 
control, manufacturing processes, 
computer-aided drafting and 
industrial materials. 

According to Dennis, the IT 
courses are designed to give stu- 
dents the experience and the edu- 
cation needed to fill an important 
role in a "major industry." 

"People with these degrees are 

those that have both the technical 
know-how and the hands-on expe- 
rience to fit into an industrial envi- 
ronment," Dennis said. "We've 
worked closely in the past with 
such companies as Boisie Cascade, 
Dresser Industries, Aftco and 
Proctor and Gamble and we feel 
that we can help them make an 
impact on technology in this area." 

Although only two courses are 
being offered this fall and three are 
planned to be offered this spring, 
Dennis hopes that the program 
will expand every semester. But 
for the first two semesters, the IT 
courses at the Airpark will only be 
offered at night. 

"We expect, at least at first, to 
have our students be mainly those 
who are working and want to take 
courses in the evening," said 
Dennis. The enrollment in the 
classes this semester was rather 
low, only 10 in each class, but 
Dennis expects that as the pro- 
gram becomes known, that num- 
ber will rise. 

"We're working with the area 
facilities down there and contact- 
ing their employees and telling 
them about the program," Dennis 
•said. "Our students probably have 
the highest average starting salary 
of any of the majors in the 
University, so that's appealing. 

Support C 

The Alterna 
'Group will bi 
27. Contact 
Morgan 357- 

Advising I 

The Academ 
taking apj 
Advisors. ] 
become a Pe 
tact Janey 
Morgan at 3i 


The Freshmi 
begin Sept. 

Members of the Northwestern Danceline practice for their performance during the halftime 
show. The danceline will perform at Saturday's game, NSU vs. East Texas, with the band dur- 
ing halftime. Photo be Eric Dutile 



Do you need a reason to join 

the Louisiana National Guard? 

well, here are some very good ones- 

paid college TUITION-Pays 100% of college tuition at 
any state funded college, university or voca- 
tional/technical school for 5 years or a Bachelors 
degree, whichever comes first. 

Montgomery Gl BILL-Provides college assistance 
of up to $190 a month for 36 college months of enti- 
tlement paid directly to you by the Veterans 

part-time J0B-ln the Louisiana Army National Guard, 
you'll train one weekend a month and two weeks each 
summer after basic and Advanced Training. The pay is 
great and so are the benefits. 



Split training means that your Basic Training and Advanced individual Training in the National 
Guard (whicn must be completed within a twelve (12) month time frame) can be staggered 
to fit your personal schedule. 

For example, you can take Basic Training the summer of your junior year. Consider it a paid 
full-time summer job. During your senior year of high school, you will go to the monthly Na- 
tional Guard meetings. Consider it a paid part-time job. Then you can take your Advanced 
individual Training the next summer, be paid for that too, and be home in time to attend 
college, business or vocational school in September. That's two summers of full-time employ- 
ment, and two years of part-time employment. 


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Support Group 



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1 the 
, but 
e pro- 


e area 
v have 
n the 

The Alternative Lifestyle Support 
Group will begin 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 
27. Contact Peggy Green or Holly- 
Morgan 357-4346" 

Advising Center 

The Academic Advising Center is 
taking applications for Peer 
Advisors. If you would like to 
become a Peer Advisor please con- 
tact Janey Barnes or Holly 
Morgan at 357-4346 to schedule an 

Freshmen Support Group 

The Freshmen Support Group will 
begin Sept. 25. If interested in 

joining leave message with Lisa 
Jackson or Tammy Frazier 
(Counseling interns) at 357-6289. 

Women's Support Group 

The Gifted Women's Support 
Group will meet at the Teacher 
Education Center (TEC). Call the 
Student Personnel Services 
Department at 357-6289, Monday 
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 
Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and 
leave your name, number and 
times to call with the secretary. 

Sigma Gamma Rho 

To all interested young men, the 
sisters of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. 
are accepting applications for their 
annual Rent-A-Romeo. To receive 
an application and additional 

information contact LaJuana at 
5455 or leave a message, Felicia at 
5146 after 5 p.m., or any Sigma 
Gamma Rho sister. Deadline for 
applications is Oct. 5. No entrance 

Inner Connection Interviews 

Inner Connection Interviews I peer 
helpers) will be from 9 a.m. to 3 
p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 For appoint- 
ment call Jennifer at 357-5621 

Purple Jackets 

There will be a meeting 5 p.m. 
Thursday in the Purple Jackets 
Room on the 3rd floor of the 
Student Union 

College Democrats 

311-B Dixie Plaza 

Student 'Di&c&ctrtfo 

Damage Free Perms - Cuts - Styles 
Highlighting and Color Specialist 
Kim Davis - Barr - Owner/Stylist 
Lee Ann Brewer - Stylist 
Michelle LaCour - Stylist 
Monday Through Friday (9:00 A.M. Until) 
Late & Saturday - by Appointment 
Walkins Welcome 

357 - 1364 







You put more than just your savings into 
a retirement company. You put in 
your trust and hopes for the future, too. So 
before you choose one, ask some questions. 
How stable is the company? How solid are 
its investments? How sound is its overall 
financial health? 

A good place to start looking for answers 
is in the ratings of independent analysts. 
Four companies, all widely recognized 
resources for finding out how strong a 
financial services company really is, gave 
TLAA their top grade. 


TIAA received A++ (Superior) from AM 
Best Co., AAA from Duff & Phelps Credit 
Rating Co., Aaa from Moody f Investors 
Service and AAA from Standard & Poor's. 
These ratings reflect TIAAs stability, sound 
investments, claims-paying ability and over- 
all financial strength. (These are ratings of 

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insurance companies only, so they do not 
apply to CREF.) 

And TIAA-which, backed by the company's 
claims-paying ability, offers a guaranteed rate 
of return and the opportunity for dividends-is 
one of a handful ot insurance companies nation- 
wide that currently hold these highest marks. 


For further growth potential and diversi- 
fication, there's the CREF variable annuity, 
with seven different investment accounts to 
give you the flexibility you want as you save 
for the future.* 

Together, TIAA and CREF form the world s 
largest private retirement system based 
on assets under management, with over 
$145 billion in assets and more than 75 
years of experience serving the education 
community. For over a million and a half 
people nationwide, the only letters to 
remember are TIAA-CREF. 

•Not all iccounu ire available under the basic retirement plans at all itudtntionj. They are. however, all available for TIAA-CREF Supplemental 
Retirement Annuities (SRAs) CREF certificates ire distributed by TIAA-CREF Individual cV Institutional Services. 


The NSU College Democrats will 
be playing an active role in campus 
political life this year. We have 
convened three times thus far and 
have mapped out our immediate 
plans. Our primary course of 
action at the moment will be the 
support of the Democratic guber- 
natorial candidates. We have also 
discussed the possibility of orga- 
nizing a voter registration drive 
Anyone who would like to register 
to vote, become a member of 
College Democrats, or both is invit- 
ed to attend our meetings 4 p.m. 
every Monday in Rm. 321 of the 
Student Union. 


NSU Batgirl sign-up will be in the 
Student Union from 12:30 p.m. to 
3:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and from 8 

a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 27. 
Anyone interested stop by. 
Questions answered at this time. 

Lafayette Art Association 

The Lafayette Art Association 
sponsored open competition of two 
and three-dimensional work by all 
area artists and artisans. Entries 
are due Oct. 3, 4, and 5th. The 
exhibit will span the time period 
from Oct. 6 through Nov. 8 with an 
awards reception on Oct. 15. For 
information call the Lafayette Art 
Gallery 269-0363. 

College Republicans 

College Republicans will be voting 
on officers at 5:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday in Rm. 315 of the 
Student Union. Come join and 


Current Sauce 

All staff members are required to 
attend the Wednesday staff meet- 
ing at 6:30. If you are interested in 
writing sports, news, features or 
columns and reviews for the paper, 
please attend our meeting. Call 
call at 357-5456 for more informa- 

Prudhomme Hall 

The Louisiana School is accepting 
applications for a male residential 
assistant position in Prudhomme 
Hall. Any person interested must 
call 357-3181 or bring a resume to 
Prudhomme Hall before 

Chaplin's Lake Canoe Shed 

(across from Prather coliseum) 

Pedal Boats, Canoes, and Sailboats 
Available to ALL NSU Students, Faculty and Staff 


Student ID needed to use equipment!! 

Canoe Shed located on Chaplin's Lake 
Open Daily 
Monday - Thursday 

For Additional Info. Call 357-5461 

The Gathering 



eptember 23 

(12:00 P.M. - UNTIL) 
Entry Fee $4.00 for your one deck + Side Board. 

1st Place: 50% of Total entry fees! 

2nd Place: $10.00 of Comic Books Your Choice! 

See Store for Sign-up and More Details 
NOTE: Food and Drink can be ordered at the Tournament! 

The Phoenix 


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When this nation was founded in the late 1700's, the role of the 
government was intended to be limited and kept as small as possible. 
Years of subjugation under a king whose power was so absolute that it 
dictated how, who and when you worshiped taught our founding 
fathers that true freedom would come only with limited yet responsi- 
ble use of government. 

Unfortunately, that lesson appears to have been lost on our mod- 
ern day leaders and administration. Government has grown over the 
past two hundred years until its sphere of influence is almost as com- 
plete as the monarchies of the eighteenth century. Through this 
process, our rights as individuals are becoming more limited and our 
"freedoms" are being dictated more strictly to us. 

Gun control legislation is one of the first issues along these lines 
that comes to mind. An out-of-touch legislative and executive branch 
very recently passed a fascinating piece of legislation called the Brady 

The Brady Bill serves a very interesting and two-fold purpose. It 
works towards preventing law-abiding citizens from being able to 
defend themselves while creating more work for police departments. 
Originally, it was intended to reduce crime in our nation by requiring 
background checks and "cooling-off periods before a citizen may 
acquire a handgun. 

Most of us know that criminals don't usually go through licensed 
gun dealers to arm themselves. Unfortunately, Congress didn't seem 
to realize that. Our government trying once again to solve our prob- 

"More and more government 
will never solve our prob- 

lems with more government. 

More and more government will never solve our problems. In fact, 
one of the most effective ways to solve many of our budget deficit diffi- 
culties would be to cut the amount of government that we now main- 

One has to wonder how much money our nation could save if we 
began to limit the size of the bureaucracy that has taken over our 
nation's capitol. Limiting the number of aides, personal assistants and 
clerks that a congressman may have might be an interesting way to 
begin putting a stop to congressional waste. 

When your government becomes as centralized as ours is now, you 
tend to end up with legislation that may be good for one part of the 
nation, but not for all of it. What might be good for a farmer in rural 
Idaho may not be the best thing for a student in Louisiana. The sad 
thing is that even though it may not be good for you doesn't mean that 
it won't affect you. 

One of the answers to solving the problem of our oversized and out 
-of-touch federal government that is voiced more and more often these 
days is putting more power in the hands of our state governments. 
State governments should, without a doubt, be taking more of an 
active role in leading their citizens, reducing the need for such a huge 
federal bureaucracy. 

How can a member of the Senate or House be expected to truly be 
in touch with their constituents when they spend almost all of their 
time in Washington D.C.? One can not reasonably expect them to be 
able to do so. They have their responsibilities in D.C. and shouldn't be 
expected to be able to spend a majority of their time in their districts. 
While this is true, their constituents shouldn't have to suffer because of 
this lack of available time. 

Our federal government is oversized and overworked. In addition 
to these problems, it is almost out of resources available to help solve 
the grass-roots problems of our nation. This being the case, it just 
makes good sense to begin getting our state and local governments 
involved and keeping the federal government's role limited. 

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True leadership is hard to find 

Hit 'em hard 


Is there a desperate need for 
real leadership at NSU? Yes. 
There seems to be a lot of people 
on campus in leadership roles that 
ought not to be in them. 

First of all, what's leadership? 
Leadership by definition means to 
have the ability to lead, exert 
authority and to guild. So with 
that in mind, we need to re-evalu- 
ate the so called leaders we have 
now and ask ourselves, "do they fit 
this definition? Do they need to 

take a back seat and let someone 
else do the driving?" I know some 
—people feel that they've put too 
*Ynuch time and energy into their 
organization and now think that 
they should become the "top 
dawg," and know damn well that 
they shouldn't be. 

Just to make your resume 
look good or to go back home and 
brag to your family about being 
the head of a organization is no 
reason to take on such a major 


You out there in these top posi- 
tions, have you ever thought that 
you could be leading your people 
into the depths of ultimate ruin 
just because of your self centered 
thinking? Are you really helping 
or hurting the people you claim to 

For example, have you and 
your members been going out a lot 
to parties sponsored by your orga- 
nization or one similar to yours 
that left you and your members 
later that morning or the next day 
not feeling so good about the party 
as a whole? What type of message 
was sent out? Not a very good one 
was it? Remember that raffle you 
had? What ever came about that? 
And what about those T-shirts, 
dinner plates and candy you sold? 
I ask you, the money that was 
made from all of this, did it really 

go back into bettering your organi- 
zation that could in turn better 
your people in and out of your 
membership? Well, just by looking 
around, I can't see it. 

I know that there are a lot of 
young, first time students on cam- 
pus that make up the majority of 
members in many organizations 
and don't really have a true grasp 
of what's going on. But the people 
who have been here awhile and 
continue to let these head officials 
remain in office need to start 
standing up like real women and 
men and say, "We disagree with 
how this organization is being run, 
and we refuse to follow under your 
leadership. We would therefore 
like to have a public election held 
to find the right person who can 
truly represent us and guide us in 
the direction that we need to be 
going in." Could this be you? 

Columnist discusses pros and cons of Greek life 

Guest columnist 


Well, it's the beginning of the 
semester and once again Greek life 
is in full swing. For those of you 
who are being exposed to 
"Greekness" for the first time, you 
may be experiencing a little confu- 
sion. Depending on what social 
circles you move in, horror stories 
you've heard from friends who pre- 
ceded you in attendance at NSU or 
the ethnic group you are classified 
by, you may or may not have a very 
high opinion of the Greek system 
on campus. 

Are these negative thoughts 
or fears justified? Does Greek life 
consist of snobbish, self-centered 
and segregated organizations who 
party every night, flunk school, 
have petty rivalries, have abusive 
initiation rites 1 HAZING) and dis- 
criminate against interested non- 

Greek persons? Well, the answer 
to that very long-winded question 
is yes and no. 

Surprised? Yes, I'm sure some 
of you are. After all I am a part of 
the NSU Greek system, which may 
take part in some of these "terri- 
ble" deeds. Being a part of the sys- 
tem does not blind me to its flaws. 
In fact it gives me the ability to 
speak from observance and experi- 

First and foremost, Greek life 
is not for everyone. Perhaps this is 
the reason the system is flawed. 
Individuals who become part of 
Greek organizations for the pur- 
pose of negative activity do so for 
the wrong reasons. Yet, on the 
other hand many people join for 
positive reasons such as the com- 
munity service that most Greek 

organizations participate in, or the 
high ratio on this campus of 
Greeks who are student leaders 
and are active with the various 
university organizations. 

So, can I say definitely that 
the entire Greek system is bad? 
No, I can't. However, I can tell you 
more about the positive side so 
that you can weigh the pros and 
cons and make an educated deci- 
sion when you consider becoming a 
part of Greek life. 

Historically African-American 
sororities and fraternities have a 
basic and common goal, which is to 
take part in community service 
and activities and to project posi- 
tive images. 

Throughout the semester 
these organizations, which include 
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma 
Gamma Rho, Delta Sigma Theta 
and Zeta Phi Beta sororities and 
Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta 
Sigma fraternities participate in 
events like canned food drives, 
health fairs, Boys&Girls Club pro- 
jects and other community ser- 

Traditionally predominately 

white sororities and fraternities 
also take part in community ser- 
vice and activities. These include 
Phi Mu fraternity and Tri Sigma 
sorority and Kappa Alpha, Theta 
Chi, Kappa Sigma and Tau Kappa 
Epsilon fraternities. 

A prime example of communi- 
ty involvement occurred last 
year's spring semester when all 
the Greeks participated in a city- 
wide clean-up . 

Greek l ; fe is not all work and 
no play. A very large amount of 
socializing occurs within the 
Greek system. The majority of 
parties and mixers are sponsored 
by Greek organizations and pro- 
moted for the enjoyment of the 
student body. 

If Greek life is viewed with 
the right perspective then it can 
become one of the greatest experi- 
ences in your college career. It isj 
not about the status the organiza- 
tion supposedly gives you, but is it 
about the involvement and atti- 
tude you bring into being Greek. 
Becoming Greek does not alienate 
you from other or previous things, 
you do that to yourself. 

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■ Features 

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Eight toreign exchange students 
ive outlook on American life 

ISEP students enjoy Natchitoches; campus life different 

i Amy Wisdom 




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us in 
to be 

Roommates, NFL football, 
ozen yogurt and 24-hour, seven- 
ays-a-week shopping — these are 
just a few of their favorite 
American' things. 

Eight students from universi- 
ties in France, Germany, Italy, 
Sweden and Russia are studying at 
Northwestern this semester 
through the International Student 
Exchange Program (ISEP). 

About a month ago, each of 
them left the familiar surround- 
ings of his or her university for a 
town they had not heard of, and 
could not begin to pronounce. 

Before coming to 

Natchitoches, some of them had 
heard of alligators and New 
Orleans jazz, but none of them 
knew what to expect once they got 
liere. Most are here for the fall and 
spring semesters; all say they are 
liere to experience life on an 
American college campus. 

"We want to learn the lan- 
guage, and experience a new sys- 
tem," Ulrike Birner, a journalism 
student from Eichstatt, Germany, 
paid. "It is not only about studies, 
we also want to get to know people 
and see the country, to get out and 
do things. That is important." 

Each ISEP student can 
already name what he or she likes 
best about life at Northwestern, 
and each names something differ- 
ent. However, a first impression 
they all share is that Northwestern 
students, and Americans in gener- 
al, seem more open and friendly 
than Europeans. 

Birner, whose favorite new 
thing is around-the-clock shop- 
ping, said the more informal atti- 
tudes of Americans make it easier 
to meet people here. 

"Everyone on campus smiles 
and says hello," Birner said. "Even 
when travelling, in the airports, 

and on the planes, people immedi- 
ately smile and make conversa- 
tion. They ask where you are from 
and where you are going. 

Laurent Dessus, from 
St.Chamond, France, said, "In 
France, you can enter an elevator 
and you know that everyone in it is 
thinking, 'How much longer until I 
get out!' No one starts conversa- 
tion if they do not know you; they 
are all looking up, watching the 
floors go by and waiting to escape. 

As a history major, Dessus 
said his favorite place at 
Northwestern is the third floor of 
the Watson Library. "The history of 
Louisiana is interesting, I am 
enjoying studying it." 

Nickolay Zakharov, from 
Saint Petersburg, Russia, said "In 
Russia, they would probably rob 
you., no, I'm only joking. But 
they would not start up a conver- 
sation with you. Only Americans 
do that." 

Zakharov, a musician, said his 
favorite American novelty is 
"music, definitely the music." He 
said he likes the variety available. 
"If you want contemporary, jazz, 
blues, rock-n-roll, whatever, it is 
here. And pool, I like playing pool." 

Rachel Tariolle, from Rennes, 
France, said what she enjoys most 
is having a roommate. 

"My roommate is one of the 
best things about the University," 
Tariolle said. "She is fun, I like 
having her to talk to, and we get 
along very well. It helps that she 
is here." Tariolle has never had a 
college roommate before now. 

In fact, none of the ISEP stu- 
dents had ever lived in a dormitory 
with an assigned roommate until 
coming to Northwestern. Most 
said their schools did not have dor- 
mitories; it is the student's respon- 
sibility to find housing. 

"Many universities are in the 
city," Dessus explained. "There are 
apartments, many of them one- 
room, in the area surrounding the 

university, and that is where many 
of the students live on their own. 
There isn't room for university 

Giovanna Luss, from Isola 
Rossa, Italy, attended school in 
France before coming to the United 
States. 'There is no good universi- 
ty in Italy that offers a hospitality 
management program," she said. 
"So I went to France. And there 
too, there are no dormitories and 
no roommates. I never had one." 

Luss said they also never had 
frozen yogurt in France or Italy. 
She confessed chocolate frozen 
yogurt to be her favorite new find. 

Stefan Sjoblom, from Vaxjo, 
Sweden, is the only ISEP student 
without a roommate, but said just 
living in the dormitory has allowed 
him to meet people. His favorite 
thing about living in America? 
"There is always a football game 
on. Every weekend, all weekend. 
It is great. It Sweden, we do not 
get American football." He hesitat- 
ed on naming a favorite team, but 
said he supposed it would be the 
San Francisco 49'ers. 

Sjoblom is studying psycholo- 
gy and anthropology. 

Virginie Devillier, a busi- 
ness/Spanish major, spends her 
free time training for the track 
team. She said the people have 
made the difference during her 
first weeks at Northwestern. 

According to the ISEP stu- 
dents, Northwestern differs from 
their universities in program 
structure, teaching philosophy and 
tuition costs. 

"In France, you know what 
you are going to study when you 
enter a university," Devillier 
explained. "You do not say you are 
undecided. If you want to be a doc- 
tor, you go to the university to 
enter medical school. For two, 
three or four years you study in 
your field, depending on what type 
of degree you want." 

Sjoblom added that one rea- 

son European degree programs are 
so specialized is because the basics 
are taught extensively in high 
school. No core curriculum classes 
are required of all students, as 
there are in American colleges. 

Zakharov said in Russia they 
also must declare their major 
when enrolling, but it takes five 
years to earn a degree. Russian 
students must pass an exam to 
enter the university at no cost. If 
they fail, they must have a sponsor 
from the community recommend 
them to the university. 

According to the ISEP stu- 
dents, tuition for their universities 
range from free, in Sweden and 
Russia, to $80 a year in Germany, 
to approximately $400 a year in 
France. Devillier also pointed out 
the differences in teaching tech- 
niques used in America. "The kind 

of teaching and learning here is 
completely different. Not that one 
way is better than the other, but it 
is hard to get used to. In Europe, 
the students must study on their 
own a lot, and they are graded by 
essays. Here, it seems to be a lot of 
quizzes and more grades. 

Luss said she believes stu- 
dents in Europe are given their 
personal space to take responsibil- 
ity for themselves. Since the final 
grades come from a few long essay 
exams, the student could fall 
behind and not realize it until it is 
too late. The student is solely 
responsible for managing his or 
her time wisely. 

This year's eight participants 
are a record for the 13-year-old 
Northwestern program, according 
to Tommy Whitehead, director of 
the ISEP program. He said the 

number of ISEP students placed at 
Northwestern depends of the num- 
ber of Northwestern students that 
study abroad. 

This year, Northwestern stu- 
dents are studying in Malta, 
Sweden, England, the 

Netherlands, and Australia, 
Whitehead said. 

The next application deadline 
is Jan. 25, 1996, for the following 
fall semester. ISEP participants 
pay normal Northwestern tuition, 
plus travel expenses and whatever 
needs the student will have in his 
host country. Financial aid is 
available for those who qualify. 

Anyone interested in partici- 
pating "in ISEP for the 1996-97 
school year should attend the 
informational meeting today at 4 
p.m. or next Monday at 4 p.m. in 
Rm. 106 of Kyser Hall. 

Recently, President Robert Alost held a welcome lunch in the students' honor. Shown (from left to right) are Ulrike Birner, 
Virginie Devillier, Rachel Tariolle, Giovanna Luss, (back row) Christine Cramer, Laurent Dessus, Nickolay Zakharov and 
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Tuesday, September 19, 1995 


The Sauce reviews more new albums,| 
Seemless, Nola, and The Road You Travel 


by Derek Rabuck 
Current Sauce 

People Who Must 
Ihe Road You Iravd 
Cargo Records 

Augusta , 
Georgia , 
People Who 
Must is 
proof that 
contrary to 
belief, rock- 
n-roll is not dead. 

With their debut album, The 
Road You Travel, People Who Must 
are one of the first original sound- 
ing bands to surface in the past 
couple of years that are not easily 
labeled as heavy metal or alterna- 

Instead, People Who Must 

deliver a performance that is killer 
rock-n'-roll at its best. With songs 
such as the first single, the very 
catchy and beautifully performed, 
One Thousand Miles and the 
groove laden, mid-tempo rocker, 
Laurel Lane, People Who Must 
show the music world that they 
have the talent and versatility to 
become a mega-platinum selling 

Yet, the performance doesn't 
stop there. Other songs such as 
Crashing Down and Paying For It 
All will no doubt sound spectacu- 
lar when performed live. If you 
would like something different, 
something that doesn't pound your 
eardrums, but actually is soothing 
to listen to, check out this debut 
album by People Who Must. The 
Road You Travel is definitely a 
must have album. 



East West Records 


group of 
the 90's has 
surfaced . 
With one of 
the most 
albums in 
Down has finally released it's 
debut album, Nola. 

Comprised of five veteran 
band members, all from critically 
acclaimed bands, Down is being 
regarded as one of the best super 
groups ever. 

To understand what I mean, 

let me introduce you to the band 
members themselves. On vocals is 
none other than Philip Anselmo, 
the insanely diverse vocalist of 
platinum selling Pantera. 

On lead guitar is Pepper 
Keenan, who is widely respected 
for his musical chops in his own 
band, Corrosion of Conformity, 
who I should note have recently 
become a platinum selling act as 

Louisiana's own metal per- 
formers, Crowbar, donate two 
more members to the rhythm sec- 
tion, none other than Kirk 
Windstein and Todd Strange. 

And, last but not least, this 
all-star lineup is finished out by 
Jimmy Bower, courtesy of 

Not only has Louisiana 
donated two performers, but has 
also been the location of the 

recording of Nola. Recorded 
"down" in New Orleans, the 
recording of this debut album has 
underwent several delays. The 
band entered the studio to find 
three feet of water inside because 
of the flooding that occurred this 
past spring in the New Orleans 

Evidently the delays were 
worthwhile for the band. This is 
reflected by the unique song writ- 
ing and playing on Nola. 

More is what you get as you 
continue through Nola. Other new 
songs such as Pillars of Eternity, 
with it's drum intro that is remi- 
niscent of a band of natives 
preparing for war and Losing All, 
with it's very flashy guitar lines, 
show that Down's band members 
blow everyone away with their 
playing ability. 

Don't think that Down can't 
show a more melodic playing style, 
but only numerous power chords. 
The song Jail begins with a real 
mellow but compelling guitar riff 
that leads into some proof that 
Anselmo can actually sing besides 

But, it doesn't stop there. The 
song Pray for the Locust is full of 
acoustical guitars and a very toned 
down rhythm that is not to far 
from being labeled as classical 

Down is living proof that 
heavy metal will never die. It is 
also possible that Down will show 
the world that a power metal 
group can sell millions of records 
without selling out their fans. If 
this album is not a hit, then the 
Pope is not Catholic. Enough said. 

Into Another 


Holhuxxxl Records 


think that 
when the 
first track 
off of an 
out and 
grabs your 
ears, that 
the whole album would at least be 
a decent outing. But this is not the 
case with Seemless. 

The first track and single off 
of Seemless is the killer Mutate 
Me. Mutate Me is definitely a 
crossover track that will appeal to 
both fans of alternative and heavy 
metal. It's full of killer rhythms 
and flashy vocals, in other words, 
a very possible smash hit. 

Well, unfortunately the rest of 
the songs on Seemless are terrible. 
The only other decent performance 
on Into Another's debut, is the 
beginning of the song The Way 
Down. It's only decent due to the 
acoustical guitar that is heard in 
the first minute or so of the song. 

Other songs, such as 
Locksmiths and Lawyers, Actual 
Size and May I sound exactly 
alike. This wouldn't be a bad thing 
if they sounded like Mutate Me, 
but instead they are 100 percent 
different from the killer lead off 

These songs try to be alterna- 
tive, metal and sometimes even 
techno/industrial, but they never 
take off. 

Colum nist reviews comic books featuring the Simpsons and the X-Files 


Yep, it's that time again! This 
week, I will conclude the 2-part 
overview of comic book publishers. 
Our focus this week is the smaller 
publishers and their most known 
comic books. 

Acclaim Comics publishes 
various super-hero comics, but is 
now noted for its line of comic 
books based on the MAGIC: THE 
GATHERING role playing card 
game. Mini-series are produced 
based upon the expansion sets of 
magic cards including Antiquities 
and Homelands. 

Archie Comics are about its 
title's namesake, Archie Andrews. 
Archie has got to be the oldest red- 
headed teenager around, but the 
humor remains up to date and 
very in sync with today's teenage 
fashions. Archie comics and its 
spin-offs (Jughead, Betty, and 


Veronica) offer a humorous take 
on today's society. Maybe you don't 
read Archie comics (or don't admit 
it!) anymore, but I'm willing to bet 
it was the first comic book series 
you came in contact with. 

Bongo Comics is the publisher 
of America's favorite dysfunctional 
nuclear family, the Simpsons! The 
Matt Groening (creator of the 
Simpsons and Life in Hell) owned 
company produces Simpsons' 
Comics (stories about. ..guess 
who?), Treehouse of Horror 
(remember the Halloween 
episodes of the Simpsons?), and 
Radioactive Man (a truly wicked 
jab at today's super heroes and 
their nuances). When I read these 
comics, I can hear the TV theme 
song in my head. Makes you won- 
der what else I hear, eh? :) 

Chaos! Comics spews out the 

S&M/Dolly Parton/T&A version of 
Vertigo's Death character from the 
Sandman. Eeeemmm... maybe not 
(see Vertigo section to "get" the 
"joke"). Actually, Chaos! purveys 
Lady Death (the aforementioned 
adolescent's fantasy) and Evil 
Ernie (a supernatural youth gone 
wild who seeks revenge for his 
past. ..oh wait a minute. .he just 
kills thousands of people because 
he likes it. Absolutely not for 
Junior!). Chaos! motto is "Where 
Darkness Dwells" which would 
explain the forthcoming coffin- 
shaped cover for Evil 
Ernie:Straight to Hell #1. 
Crusade Comics has something 
very unexpected in comic books-a 
strong woman character who is 
smart, intelligent, and doesn't take 
off her clothes in every issue. Both 
men and women buy Shi because 
of those qualities and for the 
detailed background the character 
has (it basically involves two ninja- 
warrior clans that represent good 
and evil) and how Shi plays a part 
of it. 

Dark Horse Comics is one of 
the smartest companies because of 
the licenses it has acquired. Its 

licensed properties include Aliens, 
Predators, Star Wars (see first col- 
umn for more info), and the Mask. 
Dark Horse continues its high 
standard of storytelling with titles 
like Sin 
City (a 
(an anthol- 
ogy of fic- 
tion), and 


Vampirella. 'Nuff said. You know, 
Vampirella from the old Warren 
magazines. The vampire demoness 
who fought for the force of 
light/good in man's war against 

vampires. The lady in red who is 
now published "in live and in living 
color" (quote from Dusty "The 
American Dream" Rhodes). 

Topps Comics is known for the 
letter "X" and it 
isn't for the X- 
Men! X-Files is 
Topps' runaway 
seller and for 
good reason. X- 
Files on TV has 
garnered a loyal 
fan following 
and anything 
related o it, they 
snatch up like a 
pack of hungry 
students. But 
wait! Topps also 
has the Lone 
Ranger, Tonto, 
Lady Rawhide, 
Hercules (com- 
ing soon), 
Space:Above and 
Beyond (coming soon), and Zorro. 

Vertigo is actually an imprint 
of DC Comics. Vertigo is the 
biggest supernatural, bizarre, stuff 
your mama doesn't fc»nt you read- 

ing publishing company. Ironically, 
Vertigo is an imprint that many 
older adults read because of the 
maturity that the imprints' titles 

Just name a few (and fill up 
space), Vertigo has Hellblazer (hell 
takes on one man), Swamp Thing 
(an intelligent *roar*), Books of 
Magic (a young boy enters a world 
of magic and might), and 
Sandman (here goes: there are 
embodiments of aspects of life such 
as Dreams, Destiny, Destruction, 
and Death (an actually cute, perky, 
petite young lass) who act out their 
roles and we, as readers can sym- 
pathize and/or hate them for doing 

There are so many comic book 
companies that it would take a 
phone book to list them all. If 
there is any (and I mean any) pos- 
itive response to this series, I will 
do another publishers wrap-up. 

In conclusion, I hope you 
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Northwestern (1-2) was able 
to jump start the running game 
and forced four Delta State 
turnovers to capture its first win of 
the year. 

Clarence ■ Matthews and 
Anthony Williams both rushed for 
over 100 yards as the Demons 
totaled 291 yards on the ground. 
Matthews had 121 yards on 14 
carries and Williams carried the 
ball 11 times for 104 yards and a 

The Demons scored 17 first 
quarter points, aided by several 
Statesmen miscues. Greg Mueller 
kicked a 36-yard field goal on 
Northwestern's opening drive to 
give them a 3-0 lead. Delta fum- 
bled the ensuing kickoff, which led 
to a Demon touchdown and a quick 
10-0 advantage. The Demons 
would never, look back. 

The Demon defense stifled 
Delta all night. "We needed a 
super game from the defense and 
we got one," Sam Goodwin, head 
football coach, said. "We chal- 
lenged them | the Demon defense] 
to force some turnovers, and they 
succeeded. Once we got the 
turnovers, we were able to score 
and that was the difference." 

Delta's quarterbacks passed 
for only 66 yards on eight out of 18 
attempts. The Demon defense tal- 
lied three sacks to go along with 
four fumble recoveries. 

Offensive tackle Jody 
Ferguson, outside linebacker Teryl 
Williamson and punter John 
Louviere were recognized by 
Goodwin Monday for their play in 
Saturday's 34-0 win over Delta 

Ferguson, a junior, had the 
top grade, 78 percent, among the 

offensive linemen. In his 50 plays 
he made 8 knockdown blocks and 
did not allow any pressure, sacks 
or draw any penalties. 

With Ferguson leading the 
way, Northwestern go 100-yard 
rushing nights from tailbacks 
Clarence Matthews (14-121) and 
Anthony Williams ( 11-104). It was 
the first time in 17 years two 
Demon backs ran for at least 100 
yards in the same game. 

The last time came Oct. 28, 
1978, when two-time All-American 
tailback Joe Delaney exploded for 
299 yards, at the time a state and 
Division I-AA record, against 
Nicholls State. NSU fullback, 
Brett Knecht, added a career- 
high 146 yards. 

For Matthews, Saturday's out- 
put was his sixth career 100-yard 
game, seventh best in Demon his- 
tory. Delaney and John Stephens 
share the career record with 11 
100-yard games. 

Louviere, a senior, averaged 
43.0 yards on six punts, including 
a 65-yarder. That was the longest 
punt for Northwestern since 1988, 
when Mark Contreras cracked a 
67-yarder in a I-AA playoff win at 
Boise State. 

None of his punts were 
returned Saturday night, raising 
the demons' net punting average 
to 41.1 yards, eighth-best in I-AA 
rankings and tops among 
Southland Conference teams. 

Louviere ranks sixth in I-AA 
statistics with his 42.9 punting 

Williamson swarmed the 
Delta State offense, making 133 
tackles, including one sack and 
two for lost yardage. The senior 
linebacker had a fumble recovery 

to set up the Demons' first touch- 
down and graded 94 percent on 32 

"That's as high a percentage 
for that many plays as we've had 
anyone earn in a long, long time," 
said Goodwin. "Teryl had a fabu- 
lous game. He played with 
tremendous effort and outstanding 

Northwestern worked out for 
more than 90 minutes late 
Monday afternoon after reviewing 
videotape of Saturday's game. The 
Demons (1-2) briefly covered parts 
of the game plan for Saturday 
night's home matchup against 
East Texas State (2-1). 

Defensive tackle Carl Taylor 
had surgery Monday to repair his 
left knee, which was injured in the 
game. Taylor, a senior who had 12 
tackles and a sack this year, will 
probably miss the rest of the sea- 

Joe Brown, who alternated 
with Taylor, will miss at least 4-6 
weeks with torn ligaments in his 
left knee, said Goodwin. Brown, a 
junior, has 13 tackles, including 
three for lost yardage. 

Five of Northwestern's oppo- 
nents were ranked among the top 
10 Division I-AA teams in the 
country in The Sports Network's 
Top 25 poll released Monday after- 

Northwestern has already lost 
road games at No. 10 Southern 
(13-7) and No. 7 Troy State (34- 
17). Next week, the Demons trav- 
el to No. 3 Boise State, and their 
final two regular season games are 
at No. 1 McNeese State and at 
home against No. 5 Stephen F. 

Northwestern State will 

be looking to avenge last year's 
28-24 loss when East Texas State 
visits Turpin Stadium on 

The Demons blew an early 
lead and lost to Division II rival 
East Texas State last season. 
Quarterback Chandler Evans 
guided the Lions on two fourth 
quarter touchdown drives to upset 
the Demons. Evans finished the 
gam% with 219 yards and four 

Northwestern (1-2) is coming 
off its first win of the season, a 34- 
shut out of Delta State. The 
Demons rolled up 387 yards of 
total offense and limited the 
Statesmen to 189 total yards. 

East Texas State (2-1) is com- 
ing off a 6-3 win over Henderson 
State in a game that was played on 
a rain-soaked field. Henderson 
scored first on a field goal in the 
first quarter. The score remained 
3-0 into the fourth quarter. East 
Texas kicker David Dell booted 
two field goals, the last coming 
with five seconds left in the game 
to give the Lions a win. 

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 
Tickets are $10 for reserved, $6 for 
general admission and free for 
NSU students with valid ID. 
Tickets may be purchased at the 
Northwestern ticket office 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through 
Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 
Saturday. Stadium gates open at 

Saturday is Family Day, 
Spirit Day, and Military Day. 
There is free admission to all mili- 
tary personnel from Barksdale Air 
Force Base in Bossier and Fort 
Polk in Leesville. From 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m. there will be a static display 

Sophomore running back Robert Robertson clears a 
path for his teammate. NSU beat Delta State 34-0. 

Photo by Eric Dutilk 

of military vehicles, and heli- 
copters and at 4:30 there is a mili- 
tary dogs demonstration. 

The game will be broadcast on 

the Demon Sports Network, flag- 
shipped by Natchitoches radio sta- 
tion KZBL-FM (95.9). of 

Cross country teams set sights to finish in top three 

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After a disappointing finish 
[Ifor the men and the women at the 
"{Southland Conference 
^Championship last year, 
INorthwestern's cross country 
steams have their sights set to fin- 

ish in the top three this year. 

Northwestern's men finished 
seventh last year at the conference 
championship. "We have a much 
better team than we did last year, 
and we have the capability of fin- 
ishing much higher," 
Northwestern men's cross country 
track and field coach, Leon 

Johnson said. Coach Johnson is 
beginning his 14th year at 

While at Northwestern, 
Johnson has coached 19 NCAA Ail- 
Americans and has been confer- 
ence coach of the year twice. 
Although Johnson is returning 
four runners from last year on his 

nine man squad, there are no 
seniors on this young team. Two 
junior college transfers, Dylan 
Kennedy and John Nelson, along 
with Robert Bonner, the number 
one runner for the Demon men last 
year, give the Demons a stronger 
chance at the conference champi- 
onship this year. 

"The quality and depth is 
much better than last year," 
Coach Johnson said. 

Robert Bonner, in his second 
year at Northwestern from 
Orange, TX, was a high school 
standout having finished seventh 
in the region and 19th in the state 
in cross country. He finished first 
for the demons at the conference 
championship and 20th overall 
last year. 

"I expect to finish in the top 10 
this year," Bonner said. With the 
addition of the two junior college 
transfers; Kennedy, who was 
named team captain this week, 
and Nelson, Bonner predicts the 
cross country team to finish in the 
top three at conference this year. 
Bonner seems really excited about 
the season and said, "My career at 
Northwestern has been great so 
far and I couldn't be happier." 

The female cross country team 
is coached by Dean Johnson who is 
in his second year as female cross 
country coach at Northwestern. 

The Lady Demon runners have the 
largest female cross country team 
ever at Northwestern, with 15 run- 
ners. Six of these ladies ran for the 
Demons last year, and led the team 
to a sixth place finish in confer- 

There is only one senior on 
the ladies team, Maryalyce Walsh, 
who is recovering from foot and 
knee surgery. Walsh, a two-time 
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year 
and a member of the All-Louisiana 
cross country team, expects to 
compete in the USL Invitational 
on Sept. 23, and plans to be a top 
runner for the already talented 
Lady Demon runners. 

"I'd like to see at least three or 
four of our ladies in the top 15 at 
conference. If we could do that I 
feel we could be in the top three at 
conference," Bridget Cobb, assis- 
tant cross country coach, said. 
Danielle Schaffer, Ruth Muniz, 
and Annette Leyba are the top 
three Lady Demon runners right 
now, but the Lady Demons are 
loaded with quality and depth and 
should prove to be a force at con- 

Danielle Schaeffer, a junior 
from LaPorte TX, was the top fin- 
isher for the Lady Demons last 
year at conference and 13th over- 
all. This year Schaffer is expected 
to finish in the top ten in confer- 
ence and is going to be a key run- 

ner as the Lady Demons make a 
run for the conference champi- 
onship. "We've got a great chance ' 
to win it all," Schaffer said. 

She has been running cross 
country since her sophomore year 
in high school where she competed 
in one of the toughest districts in 
the state of Texas. "I love it here at 
Northwestern," Schaffer said. She 
was first again for the Lady 
Demons on Sept. 8 at the NLU 
Invitational and placed fourth 

The men did not do as well as 
expected at the NLU Invitational, 
but it was the first meet of the 

"We could have been a little 
better, we ran real good for the 
first three miles, but the other mile 
we didn't run so well," Coach Leon 
Johnson said. They still captured 
a third place finish out of 16 
teams. "They are exactly where we 
want them in their training 
though," Cobb said. 

The Demons are preparing for 
two major events. The Louisiana. 
Championships on Sept. 30 here in' 
Natchitoches has 13 teams com- 
peting and will be held at the 
Recreation Complex. The other 
event is the Southland Conference 
Championships on Oct. 30 in 
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Continued from the frontpage 

the back side of page 45, Argus will 
publish it in the spring 1996 edi- 
tion. Coats said. 

At the present time, the uni- 
versity has not taken any actions 
against the student for the plagia- 
rism, according to Dean Fred 
Fulton, - vice president of student 
affairs. His office will investigate 
and respond appropriately once 
they have obtained sufficient infor- 

This occurrence is a discipli- 

nary matter as opposed to an acad- 
emic matter. Fulton said. 
Plagiarism is covered in article 4, 
section 1.4 of the Student 
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tion. This infraction did not occur 
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process, it is a student activity that 
affects the rights of other students, 
Fulton continued. This infraction 
is covered in article 4, section 10.2 
under "other infractions." 

This section of article 4 states, 
"Any conduct not specifically stat- 
ed herein which adversely affects 
the educational processes of the 
University or the rights of mem- 
bers of the University community 
or others." 

"If sanctions were imposed on 
the student, it could range any- 
where from disciplinary probation 
to forfeiture or restrictions of some 
rights," Fulton stated. "It may 
mean that person will not be 

allowed to submit further writings 
to Argus or something of that 

The Student Handbook and 
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Fulton said, adding that the 
changes will not pertain to the pla- 
giarism incident. "Right now we 
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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 26, 1995 

Family Day 100 percent successful 

Andrea Lemoine 
Current Sauce 

"A full day of free entertainment for the whole family," was the 
description given by the Student Activities Board for September 23rd's 
annual NSU Family Day. 

Family Day, which was sponsored by the Student Activities Board, 
is a special event planned for students and their families to see for them- 
selves what the social life is like at NSU. 

The program, which began with registration at 1 p.m., included an 
assembly and a special performance by guest comedian and ventrilo- 
quist Dan Horn who performed to a packed house. Free dinner, a tail- 
gate part featuring the live band "Domino" and free football tickets to 
the game against East Texas State were a few of the events featured. 

The activities gave the parents and families an idea of what goes 
on at the University beyond the everyday humdrum of academic stud- 

Skeeter Henry, student organizations director, said that over 6000 
invitations were sent out to families and a large turnout was expected, 
like in previous years. About 1,200 tickets were given out for dinner 
and the game during the day. 

According to Cari Pecquet, Student Activities Board president, this 
year's Family Day was 100 percent successful. " It was the biggest and 
best held during the last four years." 

Pecquet stated that one of the main focuses of this year's family day 
was to include all students, traditional and non-traditional. She 
remarked, "It's for every type of student, some can bring their husbands 
and children, others can bring their parents and siblings." 

It was encouraged that all students take advantage of the opportu- 
nity to bring family and friends together to partake of all the free enter- 
tainment, food and also the door prizes that were donated by 
Natchitoches merchants who show support in the University. 

Students whose families attended were required to show their ID to 
get their free meal and football tickets. Students were also prompted to 
invite friends or family members who are interested in Northwestern 
and its variety of activities. 

Pecquet also added that "Family Day lets parents and families expe- 
rience that college is more than classes and homework, it is an exciting 
and fun time for every NSU student." 

Family Day provided an opportunity for students whose families 

Comedian and ventriloquist, Dan Horn, entertained students 

are not nearby to visit and share in the activities that make their experi- and parents as part of the SAB sponsored Family Day. 
ence here at Northwestern a special one. Photo by: Mandy Eaton 

Over 400 Junior ROTC 
cadets visit Northwestern 

Sara Farrell 
Current Sauce 

Twenty-five high schools from Louisiana and Mississippi sent cadets 
to participate in the 23rd annual Field Training Exercises at 
Northwestern this past weekend. 

Over 400 cadets joined the 133 students already enrolled in the Sr. 
ROTC program at Northwestern to spend a weekend interacting and 
training with their peers. 

"I have three major goals,"Lt. Col. Battalion Commander James A. 
Forlenzo, head of Northwestern's ROTC program, said. "The first of those 
goals is to help the Jr. ROTC meet its goal, which is to help make honest 
citizens. The second goal is to allow the Sr. ROTC members to interact 
with a large group to hone their leadership skills. My third objective is to 
introduce high school students to a college campus, whether or not they 
stay in ROTC." 

Major Maxie Joye also helped organize the event, which ran with 
smooth military precision. 

Students arriving Friday night set up their own tents, usually allow- 

"I have three major goals. The first of those goals is 
to help the Jr. ROTC meet its goal, which is to help 
make honest citizens. The second goal is to allow 
the senior ROTC members to interact with a large 

— James Forlenzo, Lt. Col. Battalion Commander 

ing schools to form platoons, and platoons split into A and B companies. 

MS-3 (military science) students served as platoon leaders. 

After receiving MRE's (meals ready to eat), cadets participated in a 
sports night, consisting of activities like push ball and tug-o'-war. 

Students enjoyed their breakfast rations Saturday morning and 
rotated in order through one of seven events every hour. 

These events consisted of a first aid station, rope bridge, relay sta- 
tion, survival skills, drilling and marching ceremonies, an obstacle 
course, and a college orientation station. 

Platoons competed against each other to be the best at each event . 

"I think it's good training,"Cadet Corporal Lewis Clark, a Sr. ROTC 


Boutte joins national faculty at Turner Education Services 

Stanique Wilson 
Current Sauce 

Sujuan Boutte, director of 
Continuing Education, joined the 
Turner Educational Services, Inc. 
National Faculty where she will be 
making presentations around the 
United States to educators, 

Boutte will show educators 
how to integrate products of tech- 
nology into their classrooms. 

According to Boutte, the TESI 
National Faculty was developed in 
1993 as an extension of Turner 
Broadcasting System. It consists 
of a select group of educators from 
around the United States who 
serve as educational consultants. 

As consultants they will par- 
ticipate in special projects, confer- 
ences and other groups that will 
enable them to partake in the 
development of more advanced 
projects. This team of educators 
will also work extensively to 
enlighten their community on how 
to use various forms of Turner pro- 
grams in the classrooms. 

The selection process for 
becoming a member of the TESI 
National Faculty is competitive. 
Educators have to be nominated 
then must submit some type of 
proof on how they taught and 
used technology in their class- 
rooms. Then the selection process 
took place. 

Educators were selected 
because of their successful and cre- 
ative use of technology and inte- 
gration of Turner programs in the 
class. There were 15 new members 
added to the faculty, which now 
makes TESI National Faculty a 31 
-member team. 

Boutte has many of goals 
planned for the upcoming school 
year concerning the integrating 
and expanding of this technology. 

" I want to provide opportuni- 
ties to demonstrate how technolo- 
gy can be used as a teaching tool 
for students as well as educators. I 
want to expose more educators to 
the concept of a step by step 
process which needs to occur in 
order that technology tools are of 
maximum effectiveness in the 

class room. I call this the Three 
Steps to Success Methodology," 
Boutte said. 

Boutte feels that technology 
has helped her and she feels that 
it allows educators to defy barriers 
of time, space and place. 

Technology can be a power- 
ful vehicle which literally brings 
the world into the classroom. The 
teacher no longer has to be the 
knower of all things— dependent 
upon outdated resources to impart 
knowledge to students. With a 
wide variety of up-to-the minute 
resources, learning becomes an 
active student-centered journey— 
with the teacher serving as a 
guide," Boutte said. 

Some suggestions offered by 
Boutte to help teachers become 
successful in technology and to 
inspire students are to " Learn to 
let go of the idea that you have to 
know it all; learn to use the power 
of a network of individuals as well 
as the network of machines you 
may have. Pool your energies and 
your talents. Let teachers teach 
students and students teach teach- 


As a new member of the 
Turner faculty, Boutte wants to 
motivate, encourage, and assist 
educators with using technology 
as one of many tools to promote a 
student centered, interactive 
learning environment that truly 
prepares students for the future. 

Boutte feels the most impor- 
tant skills for today's teachers are 
the patience and insight enough to 
look for each student's special 
characteristics and to nurture each 
student's ability to develop those 
talents to achieve success. 

Many teachers are noted for 
their extraordinary methods of 
teaching, creativity and skills used 
to focus their students atten- 
tions, and their undying efforts and 
tactics used to motivate each pupil 
in the classroom. During this 
process, most teachers like to com- 
pare themselves or their style of 
teaching to certain things or peo- 
ple. Some have been known to 
compare themselves to sailors, 
car salesmen, or actors. This is not 
the case with Boutte. Her compar- 

ison is not that common; she com- 
pares herself to a travel agent. 

"I consider myself to be much 
like a travel agent for learners. 
The learner should be the one to 
embark upon the journey. The 

teacher as a travel agent merely 
sets the stage and arranges the 
environment so the the adventure 
and discovery that is hands on 
learning may occur." 


Spirit Week 

High Schools around the state participated in Spirit Week held at Northwestern last 
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Students receive job opportunities at Career Day 

Shakira Baldwin 
Current Sauce 

According to Frances Conine, 
Director of Student Services and 
Counseling and Career Services, 
students received several follow- 
up interviews 
resulting from 
contacts at 
Career Day last 

for students, 
companies and 
graduate schools 
was great and 
six students now Conine 
have the opportu- 
nity for employment," Conine 

Although there was a large 
turnout of students, Conine 
wished that more seniors would 
have participated. "The business- 
es and graduate schools like seeing 
the seniors with resume in hand 
and ready to network," Conine 
said. "They like to see the under- 
classmen, but they are eager to 
recruit graduating seniors for 
their businesses or schools." 

However, Conine stressed 
that Career Day is not just for 
seniors. It is held for all students 
in need of career development, 
guidance and networking skills. 
"All students from the beginning of 
their college career need to build a 
resume that focuses on activities , 
accomplishments, job skills, and 
experience," Conine said. 

The center has purchased a 
computer program that will help 
students who have not started a 
resume or those who want to 
improve theirs or increase their 
awareness of career opportunities. 

"Any student can purchase a 
$5 disk at the University 
Bookstore that will help them pro- 
duce a professional resume on any 
IBM compatible computer," 
Conine said. "They can work on it 
on their on computer or the 
University's computer, then bring 
the disk to the Counseling and 
Career center and we will sort the 
resumes and match them with 

With Career Day, the addition 
of this new computer program and 
other activities Conine hopes to 
continue helping students success- 

fully begin their careers. 

A certain emphasis is given 
to seniors due to the closeness of 
graduation. "If we held Career 
Day in February or March then it 
would be too late for May gradu- 
ates to start the network process," 
Conine said. "It is very important 
for seniors to begin the process 
early and to understand that com- 
panies or businesses will wait 
until graduation." ? 

Students who graduate in 
December or May will find that 
companies or businesses will wait 
until graduation arrives if they are 
interested in hiring . 

For those students who did 
not attend Career Day the chance 
to find employment is not over. 
Interviews will be held on campus 
throughout the semester for inter- 
ested parties by companies in 
attendance at Career Day. 

Approximately 50 businesses 
and schools were in attendance at 
Career Day. "We invite many 
schools and businesses to come," 
Conine said. "We do focus on cer- 
tain types of graduate schools such 
as law , medical or any general or 
liberal arts programs offered." 

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Tuesdav, September 26, 1995 


NSU to host gubernatorial debate! 
Oct. 4 in Magale Recital Hall 


Campus Briefs 

Gubernatorial debate set for Oct. 4: NSU will host a gubernato- 
rial debate from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 in Magale Recital Hall. The debate 
will focus on education issues and goals for the future. The debate will 
be broadcast statewide on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. A ticket is 
required for admission. Tickets are being distributed to NSU stu- 
dents, faculty and staff. Student tickets will be distributed through 
the SGA. The Office of Campus Activities will handle tickets for 
Northwestern faculty and staff. A limited number of tickets are avail- 
able for the general public. Tickets will be distributed to the public 
from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the lobby of Prather Coliseum. Tickets 
will be limited to two per person and will be given on a first come, first 
served basis. 

Symphony season opens: The Natchitoches - Northwestern 
Symphony Orchestra will feature NSU faculty members Kristine 
Coreil and Michael Rorex when it opens its 1995-96 season at 7:30 p.m 
Thursday, Oct. 5. in Magale Recital Hall. Coreil and Rorex are assis- 
tant professors of music. The orchestra will perform Manuel de Falla's 
"Interlude and Dance from 'La vida breve'," "Serenade for Tenor, Horn 
and Strings" bv Benjamin Britten and Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 

Nth Degree awarded to Sherfield: nsu awarded the Nth 

Degree Award to Brig. Gen. Michael B. Sherfield Saturday during 
halftime of the NSU-East Texas game. Sherfield is the commanding 
general at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The 
Nth Degree is given in recognition of unselfish devotion to duty and 
willingness to make an extra effort in meritorious service to mankind. 

Library will electronically preserve historic documents: 

Eugene P. Watson Library is starting a new project entitled Electronic 
Imaging of the Melrose Documents. This project will preserve valuable 
and heavily used historic documents for propriety. Electronically 
imaging these documents enriches archival science by providing an 
innovative use for technology in preservation. Electronic imaging of 
the documents will preserve them, reduce the necessity of handling 
the originals, and convert them to a format for transmittal to distance 

Calendar of Events 

New danceline, 
Purple Essence, forms 

Cynthia D Brown 
Current Sauce 

A new danceline, Purple 
Essence, forms this year because 
according to Taiwanna Anthony, 
"there are a lot of African- 
American females who want to 

Anthony, who came up with 
the idea, said they are "scared of 
trying out for the pompon line and 
Demon Dazzlers, because they feel 
that there is a certain weight that 
they must maintain and a certain 
height they must be in order to 
perform with these dancelines. 


Anthony and Theus have put 
this plan in motion with hours of 
hard work, money and dedication. 

According to Theus, the orga- 
nization must be chartered to be 
official. To be chartered, the mem- 
bers must write up a constitution 
and present it to the Student 
Activities Board. The SAB will 
determine if this organization is 
necessary to the University; if it is, 
SAB will charter Purple Essence. 

Before becoming chartered, 
Purple Essence will be funded by 
fund-raisers and donations. If the 
organization is chartered, it will 

'The purpose of this danceline 
is to give African-American 
females the opportunity to dis- 
play their talent as dancers" 

Tuesday, Sept. 26 

4' p.m.- Faculty 
Showcase Concert, Magale 
Recital Hall. 

7 p.m.- SAB movie 
Losing Isiah in The Alley 

Wednesday, Sept. 27 

12 hoon-SAB movie, 
Losing Isiah in The Alley 

Thursday Sept. 28 

2 p.m.-SAB movie, 
Losing Isiah in the Alley 

7:30 p.m.-NSU Jazz 
Ensemble Concert in The 

Saturday, Sept. 30 

Louisiana State 
Championship cross country 

There is not enough African- 
American representation on the 
dancelines," Anthony said. 

Shelisa Theus, who serves as 
faculty advisor, states "The pur- 
pose of this danceline is to give 
African-American females the 
opportunity to display their talent 
as dancers and to also have a per- 
forming team to be used at func- 
tions supporting African- 

" The • intent of forming this 
danceline was not to exclude any- 
one from participating. ," Theus 
said. "What we want to accomplish 
is to create a diverse group of 
young ladies who are skilled at 
performing various dances such as 
jazz-modern, contemporary, and 

fund itself by obtaining financial 
support from the school. 

Try-outs for Purple Essence 
were held Sept. 15 in the PE 
Majors Building. Original try-outs 
were held Sept. 6, but the try-outs 
were delayed. At the Sept. 15 try- 
outs there were between 25 and 30 

Pre-requisites for becoming a 
possible Purple Essence member 
were the ability to do toe touches 
and splits, and previous dance 
experience was preferred. 

Theus has set high standards 
for the danceline that coincide 
with University regulations. 
Those include being in good stand- 
ing with the University and main- 
taining a 2.0 GPA. Other criteria 

Cheerleaders Marcus Walker, Melissa Morgan, Jason Durham and 
Lisa Stewart show their school spirit during the pep rally last 
Friday. Photo by Eric Hi ole 

for participating are that the 
applicant must be willing to put in 
'long hours of hard work' and 'pos- 
sess the ability to work with oth- 

Of the 25 to 30 girls that audi- 
tioned, 13 were chosen. The 
majority of the Purple Essence 
squad is African-American. The 

danceline hopes to be invited to 
perform at school functions. They 
would like to perform during 
February for Black History month. 

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Argus' first poetry reading of 
this year was a success. Almost 30 
people attended the reading last 
Wednesday at Lydie Maries' cafe 
and enjoyed an hour of poetry and 
music. Look forward to a themed 
poetry reading in late October or 
early November. We are still 
accepting submissions for the Fall 
contest. Cover sheets are available 
from the Argus office (Student 
Union Rm. 229), Dr. Coats and the 
Scholars' College. Guidelines will 
be posted at the Argus office to 
help answer questions students 
may have about submissions. 

Delta Sigma Theta 

All young men interested in 
participating in the "Distinguished 

Gentlemen Calendar Pageant" 
should attend the informational 
meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in 
the Student Union Ballroom. 
Anyone unable to attend should 
pick up an information packet from 
any Delta member. Attire for the 
meeting is casual. 

FWCC Meeting 

The Forestry and Wildlife 
Conservation Club will meet 4 p.m. 
Wednesday in Rm. 101 of Bienvenu 
Hall. We will be discussing the 
upcoming NRA "shoot fest" and the 
club camping trip. All new mem- 
bers and guests are welcome. 

Phi Eta Sigma 

Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman 
honor society for male students, 
will have a meeting of its member- 


ship to elect officers for the 1995 
academic year on Wednesday in 
Kyser Hall, Rm. 103. 

Sigma Gamma Rho 

The date for Rush has been 
changed to Sept. 27. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Tuesday will be dress up day. 
Wednesday will be letter day. Also, 
voting for homecoming court will 
be held on Wednesday and 
Thursday. Go out and support your 
sisters. There will be a mandatory 
lecture Wednesday concerning 
AIDS. Don't forget to be thinking 
about Big Sis, LiT Sis stuff. Our 
annual Harvest Dance has now 
been set for Oct. 6. 

Continued from the front pate 
criminal and justice major, said. 
"It shows a lot of Jr. ROTC cadets 
different parts of leadership and 
how much fun ROTC can be." 

"It teaches you a lot of leader- 
ship and camaraderie, "Sgt. E-6 
Heidi Merrell said. "You make a lot 
of friends." 

Students enjoyed a cook-out 
at lunch and the sight of such mil- 
itary hardware as helicopters, 

wheeled vehicles, and Avengers Air 
Defense Systems throughout the 

After dinner at Iberville 
Dining Hall, the cadets attended 
the Demons football game, which 
honored Military Appreciation 

Sunday morning, cadets took 
down the tents, cleaned up, and 
departed from . their weekend 


"The different activities that 
we did were lots of fun, "Corey 
White, a Jr. ROTC member from 
Shreveport said. 

Plans for the next year 
include the reintroduction of the 
repelling section to the program. 

"We're still processing people, 
but we're already planning for 
next year,"Forlenzo said. 


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Are classes via the Internet the wave of the future? Well, 
Northwestern thinks so, and they are now making steps 
to become Internet accessible. The University now 
offers several different classes over the Internet such as 
EDUC 5010, educational research, and plan to provide more 

Yet, the question on many students' and teachers' minds is, 
"Can distance learning replace a professor in a classroom set- 
ting?" In the Jan. 27, 1995 issue of The Chronicle of Higher 
Education, Stanley Chodorow, from the University of 
Pennsylvania, said, "The Internet can enhance the society of 
the university and quicken its pace of discovery and inven- 
tion, but the electronic environment cannot replace the phys- 
ical human society." This may be true, but as the numbers of 
nontraditional students increases on campus, the need for dis- 
tance learning is great. 

It is hard for nontraditional students to commute to 
Natchitoches, have a full time job and take care of their fami- 
ly. With distance learning provided over the Internet, students 

"Discussions would spill over into e- 
mail as soon as a class ended... People 
who are not able to voice an opinion in 
class were able to do so." 

may read the lecture and study at a time that is more conve- 
nient for them. Assignments are posted regularly and, yes, 
even class discussion is included in what is called "news- 
groups." Students are required to participate in class discus- 
sion like any other class except this time it is from a keyboard. 
In the August 1995 issue of NetGuide, Al Filreis, an English 
professor from the University of Pennsylvania, said, 
"Discussions would spill over into e-mail as soon as a class 
ended, and these electronic talks became as heated, argumen- 
tative and emotional as their live counterparts. ..People who 
are not able to voice an opinion in class were able to do so." 

As hard as it may be to get used to taking a class through 
a computer, students and teachers alike are finding the expe- 
rience to be fun and enjoyable. Although, students must be 
self-disciplined. Many students find that classes over the 
Internet are not for them. Unlike a regular class setting, class- 
es over the Internet do not meet at a certain time or place. 
Students have to take the initiative to read the lectures and 
do their assignments on their own without constant 
reminders from the professors. 

Classes over the Internet are not the only way 
Northwestern is heading toward the future. The telecommu- 
nications studio provides college credit classes using a satel- 
lite uplink. Students can call in and ask questions and, unlike 
the Internet, they can see the professor and meet at a certain 
time and place for the class. The only difference is that they 
are watching the class miles away. Northwestern also pro- 
vides classes for elementary and secondary age students such 
as "Science Out of This World" which is now shown nation- 

These are just a few of the ways Northwestern is becom- 
ing more technologically advanced. Who knows, maybe the 
University will soon provide whole degrees over the Internet. 
Other universities . have already started. Northwestern may 
just be next. 

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1995 Tuesday, September 26, 1995 

Current Sauce 

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Freshmen theater students show off 
their talent in New Faces '95 

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When students walk into Joe 
Walenciak's economics class at 
John Brown University in Siloam 
Springs, Ark., the last thing they 
want to hear is a lengthy, stale lec- 
ture on utility theory. 

Some are bored with the topic. 
Others, who have heard horror sto- 
ries about the subject's difficulty, 
are intimidated. So, Walenciak, 
chairman of John Brown's division 
of business, tells a story to illus- 
trate utility theory —the theory 
that more is always better, that 
you never can be satisfied. 

"A kid I knew sat in a van at a 
church youth group meeting and 
ate so much pizza that he threw up 
all over the van," Walenciak says. 

The class laughs. 

"He definitely was satiated 
with pizza." 

The class laughs again. 

"So more is not always better," 
he says and launches into an 
explanation of utility theory using 
the gluttonous boy as a recurring 
example. The students in the class, 
even those who were puzzled at the 
start of his story, look like they 
understand. And they are amused, 

Ron Brown, a physics profes- 
sor at the State University of New 
York-Oswego, uses similar tactics. 
But he tells jokes. Heard about the 
restaurant on the moon? Great ser- 
vice but no atmosphere. What 
about the orchestra leader who 
stuck his baton in an electrical 
socket? Nothing happened to him 
because he was a poor conductor. 

"Sure that's corny, but I can't 
help it," Brown says. "Look, would 
you rather have me write a formu- 
la on the board and say, 'Know 
this, or you flunk?' Physics doesn't 
have to be boring and dull and 
uninteresting. It should be fun." 

Both Walenciak and Brown 
share the sentiments of a growing 
number of professors across the 
nation who use humor as a teach- 
ing tool in. their classes. When top- 
ics get dry and attention spans 
start to wane, humor can liven it 
up and make students understand 

"This might sound paradoxi- 
cal, but busy students often get a 

bit droopy-eyed no matter how 
dynamic a presentation is," said 
Chris Curran, a biology lecturer at 
the University of Cincinnati's 
Evening College. "A few laughs 
here and there help them to con- 
centrate better." 

Professors use different tech- 
niques (though Walenciak says 
they are not techniques but ele- 
ments of the "repressed comedian" 
inside him). One law professor 
occasionally dresses like Elvis or 
Batman. Another shows segments 
from Star Wars and The Wizard of 
Oz to teach leadership theories. 

And the Rev. John Naus, a 
Marquette University philosophy 
professor, dons a clown suit and 
makes three students stand up 
and tell jokes each day. 

"It wakes them up, and then 
we go onto the heavier stuff," says 
Naus, a Jesuit priest who teaches 
"The Philosophy of Humor." 

Besides keeping the class live- 
ly, humor in education fulfills at 
least three other goals. 

First, it helps relax students, 
especially those intimidated by or 
scared of certain subjects. 
Walenciak teaches students major- 
ing in business-related fields, but 
many times, for instance, an 
accounting major fears economics. 

"I think some people come into 
classes and are intimidated by 
math or theory," he says. "If they 
can relax and give themselves a 
chance, I think they do better." 

Difficult material tends to 
make students tense up and worry 
about jotting down everything the 
teacher says. But a joke thrown in 
allows the students to catch up on 
their notes and actually laugh at a 
stressful time. As Curran says, "A 
quick aside can help refocus their 
attention on the critical concept 
you're covering." 

James D. Gordon III, the 
Brigham Young law professor and 
Elvis impersonator, says when he 
teaches legal writing he tries to 
make the topic as scintillating as 

Humor also helps stu- 
dents remember material. If a pro- 
fessor attaches a joke or funny 
experiment to a theory or problem, 
the student will first remember the 
humor in an illustration or exam- 
ple and then will recall the point. 

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Humor can backfire, especial- 
ly when it is forced, warns Mary 
Ellen Finch, dean of the School of 
Education at Maryville University 
in St. Louis. 

Just as a comedian cannot be 
taught to be funny, instructing 
teachers on how to use humor is 

"It's something that comes with 
the personality," Finch says. "Some 
people can't pull it off. For others it 
comes so naturally. It's who they 

But Chip Paucek, a 1992 polit- 
ical communications graduate of 
George Washington University, 
says professors without a funny- 
bone do not have to approach tra- 
ditionally boring subjects in a dry 

Paucek and several fellow 
graduates began making funny, 
Cliffs Notes-like instructional 
videos to teach college students 
economics, statistics, finance and 
other traditionally tough subjects. 
His company, Cerebellum Corp., of 
Vienna, Va., has produced five 
videos that incorporate stand-up 
lessons with "Saturday Night 
Live"-like skits and running jokes. 

"How else can you learn a lot 
of calculus or finance or statistics 
in two hours and enjoy it?" 
explains Paucek, whose tapes are 
available at more than 440 stores 
nationwide. "This really is a new 

Paucek and many of the pro- 
fessors agree that humor can save 
time for both the students and the 
instructor. Chris Curran of the 
University of Cincinnati explained 
that many of her lectures simply 
provide a foundation that allow 
students to tackle the detail found 
in the text. If she can quickly go 
over a simple concept, it gives her 
more time to focus on tougher 

"One student just couldn't 
grasp the concept of conduction 
(the direct transfer of heat energy 
from one surface to another)," 
Curran says. "I gave the definition, 
talked about snakes on the high- 
way, but he was still drawing a 
blank. So, I walked up and placed 
my icy hand on his warm cheek 
and said, 'Get it now?' Of course he 
did, and so did the rest of the 

Students show their school spirit during the pep rally in Turpin Stadium 
Friday night Photo by Eric Doras 

Freshmen show talent in New Faces 

I lank Cannon 
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Fifty-two acts were presented 
Tuesday in the theater depart- 
ment's presentation New Faces 

New Faces is an annual event 
for freshmen, transfer students, 
and those interested in theater to 
perform, introduce themselves, or 
give a presentation concerning 
technical theater. The partici- 
pants were gathered from the act- 
ing I and intro. to theater classes. 

Unlike previous New Faces, 
there were no opening remarks by 
Dr. Jack Wann, head of the theater 
department, only his voice 
announcing in booming overtones, 
"Presenting New Faces 1995". 

The program opened with the 
entire company singing "Hey Look 
Me Over" as the performers filed 
onto the stage in theater west. 

The performers launched into 

their acts, with subject matter that 
ranged from Melissa Border's aus- 
tere original monologue, "A Reason 
to Be Happy" to Walter Hull's rau- 
cous "Laughing Wild". 

In general, the acts were well 
done although there were some 
problems which could have been 
attributed, to nerves, inexperience 
or both. 

There was a lack of voice pro- 
jection in some the monologues. 
This made them a strain to listen 
to and there was a telling lack of 
audience reaction when these 
moments happened. 

The same problem occurred 
with some of the singers. Most 
have good voices, but the ability to 
appreciate them was lost in strain- 
ing to understand the lyrics. 

The technical presentations, 
especially Aaron Robertson and 
Marshal Shartzer's slide show pre- 
sentation were informative, espe- 
cially to those people who equate 
theater only with acting. 

There were those who did not 
do either a monologue, song or pre- 
sentation they presented them- 

The introductions of Robin 
Armstrong and Chaneen 
Dunnamvet were as funny and 
entertaining as the character 

Hearing Dunnamvet pro- 
claim, " I want to be a talk show 
host," and watch her launch ani- 
matedly into her talk was very 

Armstrong's hilarious depic- 
tion of the trials involved in writ- 
ing and directing added a unique 
twist to the performance driven 
nature of the show. 

In the end, the good out- 
weighed the bad in New Faces '95. 
A lot of new talent is here at 
Northwestern and New Faces '95 
was evidence of that, but anyone 
can become better, and that is why 
the faculty and staff of the theater 
department is here. 


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Current Sauce 

Tuesday. September 26, 1995 

Find out who really was Jack the 
Ripper in this week's book review 

by Derek Rabuck 
Current Sauce 

2 Minutes Hate 

Let It Eat 
Ardent Records 

With an 
album full 
of catchy, 
clever and 
songs and 
an album 
cover that is 
very similar 
to a certain 
toy compa- 
ny's logo, 2 Minutes Hate is pulling 
up to a gas pump near you. 

As the back cover says, "Hep- 
ur-sef" to this no-holds-barred 
band. 2 Minutes Hate is one of the 
few bands who can express their 
sense of humor and at the same 

time give the listener a dose of 
high octane, high performance, in 
your face, rock-n-roll. 

Let It Eat is full of songs that 
are enjoyable to listen to. 
California kicks Let It Eat into 
first gear with a melodic rhythm 
set to a very respectable vocal per- 
formance. But, the fast paced dri- 
ving action does not stop there. 

The song Killing Time pushes 
up the pace and gives you a fore- 
shadowing of what's to come. By 
the time you press in the clutch for 
third gear, the killer tune Alligator 
comes snapping after your 
eardrums. Alligator has "hit" writ- 
ten all over it. 

The fun comes and comes 
throughout Let It Eat. Fourth gear 
revs up your engine with the hilar- 
iously entitled song Cauliflower. 

2 Minutes Hate kicks into 

overdrive with song number five. 
Liar slows things down a bit to let 
you get use to your maximum per- 
formance driving experience. 

With six more songs left, 2 
Minutes Hate let you cruise down 
the highway in total listening lux- 

Listening to music in your car 
will never be the same again. So go 
out and buy Let It Eat so you too 
can drive in the fast lane. 

Insane Clown Posse 
Chicken I luntin' 
Battery Records 

Chicken Huntin' is not an 
album but a cd single that features 
six versions of one of the wackiest 
but enjoyable songs in ages. 

Chicken Huntin sounds like it 
belongs on an album by Cypress 

Hill, or should I say a Slayer 
album, or possibly even a Bone- 
Thugs-and-Harmony release. 

Chicken Huntin' contains a 
background arrangement that 
sounds like Cypress Hill, a doom- 
laden guitar line that belongs in a 
Slayer concert and skillful rapping 
that helps a band like Bone-Thugs- 
and-Harmony sell millions of 
records. The biggest surprise of all 
is that this is not a rap song, a hip- 
hop song or a metal song. Insane 
Clown Posse's Chicken Huntin' is 
being labeled as a "hillbilly, death- 
metal outing, from some adults 
who have listened to too much 

Oddly enough, this is probably 
the best description you could give 
Chicken Huntin'. According to the 
storyline of the song, Chicken 
Huntin' is about a hillbilly redneck 

who goes in to eat dinner and his 
mother has made chicken pot pie. 
Unfortunately, this person does 
not eat chicken pot pie, so he 
decides to go find him some real 

Along the way he samples 
store bought chicken, chicken 
nuggets and fried chicken but 
decides that the best chicken he 
could have is chicken he cooks 
himself. So, the rest of the song 
deals with him stealing a chicken, 
trying to pluck it and cook it. Does 
he succeed? You will have to find 
the song for yourself to find out. 

This CD single features a 
clean edit, video edit, original 
recipe, street version (which is 
explicit) and even an instrumental 
version and an acappella version. 

This twisted harmony is a 
very unusual song, but it has the 
potential to be a smash hit with 
fans everywhere. Just remember 
to wear your boots and comfortable 
clothes because your going 
Chicken Huntin'. 


Zoo Entertainment 

•This self-titled debut by 
Nature con- 
tinues off 
where sev- 
eral bands 
started this 
of new 
bands such 
as Filter 
and veteran bands like White 

Zombie, Nature combine the best 
of both worlds. 

The first thing you immediate- 
ly notice about Nature is not actu- 
ally the music itself, but the album 
cover. Everyone's heard of living a 
life of "sex, drugs and rock-n-roll." 
Well, Nature has changed that 
expression to "sex, drugs and 

Just like 311's new album, 
Nature have made use of the 
U.F.O. phenomenon. The album 
cover features a scene depicting 
sex, drugs and a cool looking alien 

It's not so bad that Nature has 
pulled a stunt like 311. Nature's 
music is also very close to the 
wicked grooves of Trent Reznor of 
Nine Inch Nails. Just like N.I.N. 
Nature uses various instrumenta- 
tion techniques to illustrate their 

This instrumentation includes 
using numerous guitar overdubs 
and computer programming. The 
band Filter broke into the main- 
stream this summer with their 
style of computerized rhythms and 
Nature is trying to do the same. 

Songs such as the lead off 
track, You Only Live 2X, start off 
with techno beats mixed into a 
heavy bass driven rhythm. This 
combined with alternative lyrics 
helps Nature come across as a 
pretty respectable album. 

Other songs such as the heav- 
ily computerized Z-Mans Party 
and crazy sounding Cometh (which 
could be the theme song to a Bugs 
Bunny cartoon) help this debut 
album shine with originality. If you 
like bands such as N.I.N, or Filter, 
check out Nature's debut. 

Comic book industry full of competition; smaller publishers suffer 



Today, I will discuss the comic 
book industry and other miscella- 
neous notes of interest. Welcome to 
the COMLX zone. 

The comic book market is 
recovering from two ailments. The 
first ailment dates back to around 
1990. In 1990, a new Spider-Man 
comic book was made available to 
the public and speculators/collec- 
tors. Marvel Comics knew exactly 
what it was doing by releasing 
numerous unbagged/bagged/cover 
variants editions of Spider-Man's 
first edition. To the regular reader, 
the multitude of first issues did 
not matter since he/she bought 
only one copy. But to the collectors, 
it was a potential gold mine and it 

was and still is, although prices for 
the first issues cooled off after a 
while. What happened after this? 
Virtually all the comic book com- 
panies began to produce gimmicks 
for their comic books. Covers were 
soon deluged with foil, holograms, 
polybags, trading card inserts, 
embossing, die cutting, chromium, 
and endless other enhancements. 
The speculators went absolutely 
nuts for the stuff. Many sport 
cards shops began carrying comic 
books just to sell their card collec- 
tors the "latest craze." And the 
gimmicks worked. ..for a while. In 
1991, Marvel's X-Men first issue 
would sell a record breaking eight 
million copies in its five slightly 

altered states. 1992 has DC incred- 
ibly publicized "Death of 
Superman" storyline which culmi- 
nated in Superman #75 (poly- 
bagged with trading cards etc.) 
blowing the doors away at almost 
every comic book shops. Valiant 
Comics along with Image Comics 
were to become hotbeds of col- 
lectibility with comic books like 
Spawn, ShadowHawk, X-0 Man-o- 
War, Turok, Wild C.A.T.s, 
Shadowman, Rai and Youngblood. 

By 1993, dozens of new comic 
book companies were entering the 
market. The industry was enjoying 
its best year yet when suddenly, 
the market crashed and exploded. 
The effects hit us retailers like a 
sack of bricks. I think it began 
when DC 's Adventures of 
Superman 500 edition (polybagged 
with trading cards) which had the 
return of Superman. In 1994 
speculators began to dry up and 
leave town once they saw that the 
end was near for them. In addi- 
tion, Wal-Mart began selling packs 
of supposedly rare comic books at 
dirt cheap prices. Many retailers 
had to close down temporarily. 

Some would never see the light of 
day again. 

So what has been going on 
nowadays. The once "hot" comic 
books are now practically given 

away. Retailers 

became smarter and 
conservative about 
their ordering which 
in a last-laugh-sort- 
of-way creates low 
print runs on some 
comic books which 
are actually col- 
lectible! On a further 
note, in the early 
90's, 500,000 to one 
million print runs for 
popular titles were 
common. Now, the 
average is around 
100,000 copies. 
Marvel would now do 
something that is 
affecting the indus- 
try today. It went exclusive. 

Comic book retailers were 
able to order all their comic books 
from one distributor. Marvel decid- 
ed to buy its own distributorship so 
it could "serve the retailers better". 

I think there was pressure from 
the shareholders (Marvel has pub- 
lic stock) and lack of big sellers. 
While it is true that they would not 
have to manufacture as many ads 
and promo- 
tional items for 
several distrib- 
utors, I still 
believe that 
there was no 
small amount 
of influence 
from the 
Having the 
capacity to cut 
the middleman 
out of their 
dealings will 
likely boost 
Marvel's profit 
margins in the 
long run. DC, 
Marvel's long- 
time competitor, concluded that it 
needed to follow Marvel's action, so 
it contracted an exclusive distribu- 
torship with a company named 
Diamond Comics Distributors. 
Acclaim, Dark Horse and Image 

are publishers (who also have the 
largest market shares along with 
DC) who have followed DC into 
DCD's realm. 

Capital City as a distributor 
seems to be a distributor trying 
very hard to attract the smaller, 
alternative publishers like 
Fantagraphics (i.e. Hate), Kitchen 
Sink Press (i.e. The Crow), and 
Talisman Press (i.e. Starchild). 
What does this mean to you? Well, 
it means that your local comic 
books shop(s) receive a lower over- 
all discount from having to buy 
lower quantities of comics and, 
thus, less profits. 

The distributes' turmoil still 
exists today. Retailers, distribu- 
tors, publishers, and ultimately, 
the consumers will pay some sort 
of price from it. The speculator's 
glut has been gone for the most 
part now. Every now and then, 
speculators might make a rush on 
a hot trend which is now "Bad 
Girls" comics and MAGIC :THE 
GATHERING cards. It's like fire. 
It's ok to be around and feel. 
However, when you get too much 
of it, it burns. 

Who is Jack the Ripper: 

Lesa Thompson 
Current Sauce 

Is James Maybrick the most vicious, cold- 
blooded serial killer of all time? 

Perhaps he is, yet, most of us know him by his 

self-styled pseudonym-Jack the 


Pocket Books, a division of 
Simon & Schuster, Inc., has just 
published what may well provide 
the answer to that particular ques- 
tion and many more: Who was Jack 
the Ripper, the man behind the 
murderer? Why did this self-pro- 
claimed messenger of God take it 
upon himself to rid London's streets 
of prostitutes? And, perhaps the 
most puzzling question of all, what 
could.have possibly driven a man to 
commit such dastardly deeds? 

The title of the book is The 
Diary of Jack the Ripper: The 
Chilling Confessions of James 
Maybrick. A quote on the rear book cover claims 
the book is not just a possible answer but "a pow- 
erful and unforgettable document that offers the 
solution to the most famous murders of all time." 
From the very night the first victim was found the 
body of Mary Ann Nichols, murdered on Aug. 31, 
1888-until modern times, there has been a lot of 
speculation as to who the killer was. Suspects 
ranged from J.K. Stephen the Duke of Clarence.'s 
former tutor, to the very Duke of Clarence himself! 

Yet there has been no definitive evidence 
showing who the killer was, only who the killer 
was not. Self-proclaimed "Ripperologists" have 
only been able to determine who didn't commit the 
crime, but were unable to offer sufficient evidence 
as to who did. That is, quite possibly, until now. 

For those who would argue the authenticity of 
the diary, some facts should be taken into account: 
tests performed on the ink and paper show they 
could be from the year of the murders; Maybrick 
left clues at the crime scenes, including writing his 
wife's initials, possibly in blood, on the wall of the 
last victim; and a watch has been found which has 
Maybrick's signature carved on the inside with the 
inscription "I am Jack." Also carved into the watch, 
surrounding the signature and inscription, are the 

initials of the Ripper's five known victims. If 
Maybrick is not indeed the true identity of Jack 
the Ripper, then either he or someone who knew 
him well went through tremendous trouble to 
attempt to prove he is. 

The book also contains photos including one 
from the gruesome crime scene 
where the barely recognizable body 
of Mary Kelly, the last victim, is 
shown laying across a bed with the 
flesh having been hacked away from 
her abdomen and thighs. Other pho- 
tos include Maybrick, the signature 
watch, and a police artist's interpre- 
tation of Jack drawn from eyewit 
ness accounts. The latter is com 
pared to a black and white photo of 
Maybrick, and the similarity is noth 
ing less than astonishing. 

The book's narrator, Shirley 
Harrison, tries to reconstruct the 
Ripper's movements through 
_ Whitechapel, England based on the 
information provided in the diary. A 
transcript of the diary itself is printed at the end of 
the book, and several samples of Maybrick's hand 
writing are offered in the photo section. 

One must ponder the question: If Maybrick 
was indeed Jack the Ripper, why would he have 
done something so dangerous as keeping a written 
diary of his crimes? Maybe he was just plain cocky. 
One excerpt from the diary reads, "All who sell 
their dirty wares shall pay, of that I have no doubt. 
But shall I pay? I think not I am too clever for 

In the book, several psychologists try to 
explain, in clinical terms, Maybrick's need to 
record his violent acts on paper. Perhaps James 
Maybrick/Jack the Ripper answered it best him 
self when he wrote, "There are times when I feel an 
overwhelming compulsion to place my thoughts to 
paper. . . Perhaps in my tormented mind I wish for 
someone to read this and understand." Sorry, Jack, 
but I don't think so. 

All in all, the book is a good read. Does it pro- 
vide earth shattering proof to back up its claims? 
Perhaps the reader should determine for himself. 
Nonetheless, I leave now with a final quote from 
the diary "I am tired, very tired. I yearn for peace, 
but I know in my heart I will go on." 

Braveheart full of adventure and romance 

Book Reviews 


Braveheart is an epic tale 
about William Wallace and his 
struggles in medieval Scotland. 

Scotland's King Alexander 
dies and the only heir to the throne 
dies soon after. Alliances are made 
with the English King Edward the 
Longshank and he appoints John 
Balliol as heir to the Scottish 
throne. As soon as Balliol is 
appointed King by the nobles of 
Scotland he is sent to England to 
pay homage to King Longshanks. 
Balliol resists and therefore is sent 
to prison. Scotland is divided into 
two sides: the nobles who insist 
that their King is in jail, and the 
others who feel they have no king. 
So the people of Scotland start to 
fight among themselves. King 
Longshanks sends the English 
army into Scotland in order to take 

lands for the English. 

As a young boy William 
Wallace's father and brother are 
murdered by the English. His 
uncle, Argyle Wallace, brings 
young William to his home in 
Edinburgh, Scotland. He teaches 
William how to use his brain before 
he uses physical strength in order 
to get ahead in the world. 

When William becomes an 
adult he returns to his birthplace. 
He is reunited with his childhood 
friend Hamish Campbell and his 
childhood love Murron 
MacClannough. Over time 
William and Murron fall in love. 
They sneak off to get married in 
order to avoid the English law of 
prima noctes. Six weeks after 
their secret marriage Murron is 
accosted in the town square by an 

English soldier. William inter- 
venes and kills one of the soldiers 
and they run in different direc- 
tions from the soldiers. Murron is 
caught and brought to the Royal 
Magistrates headquarters where 
he sentences her to a public death 
in the town square. 

When William hears of the 
death of Murron he is outraged. 
He vows to fight the English for 
the freedom of Scotland and to 
avenge Murron's death. He is 
joined by Hamish Campbell, the 
men who followed his father, and 
every man who the English and 
Scottish nobles have taken advan- 
tage of. 

Braveheart will satisfy all 
types of readers. Randall Wallace 
provides a little bit of romance, 
mystery, history, and fighting for 
all who are interested. Wallace's 
descriptions are so vivid that you 
feel that you are there. The char- 
acters are not portrayed as men 
hungry not only for" blood and 
death, but also for their pride and 
homeland. Braveheart is 273 
pages long and is in paperback 
form. It was published in 1995 by 
Pocket Books, and, yes, the book 
did come out before the movie! 

Current Sauce 
is looking for writers in 
arts & entertainment. 
Anyone interested in writing for the 
paper can pick up 
an application in Rm. 225 of Kyser Hall 

Tuesday, September 26, 1995 

Current Sauce 

Page 7 

Lady Demon volleyball team dropped its two| 
matches at the Southeastern Invitational 

emons dominate East Texas 45-17 

Andrew Kolb 
Iduent Sauce 

Although the Demons (2-2) 
ot off to a sluggish start 
aturday night in Turpin 
Stadium, they rallied to put up 
38 unanswered points and bury 
East Texas State 45-17. 

East Texas stunned 
Northwestern early in the first 
quarter when East Texas quar- 
terback Chandler Evans con- 
nected with James Epps on a 53 
yard pass that put the East 
Texas Lions on the Demon 13 
yard line. 

Three plays later East 
Texas scored giving the Lions 
the lead 7-0 with 11:19 left in 
the first quarter. 

Northwestern answered 
the Lions with a 66 yard scoring 
drive that tied the game at 7-7. 

East Texas again stunned 
Northwestern early in the sec- 
ond quarter when running back 
Jason Smith broke loose for a 36 
yard touchdown run. 

Northwestern went three 

plays and punted on their next 
possession giving the Lions good 
field position. The Demon 
defense held East Texas to a 
field goal, making the 
score 17-7 with 7:06 left 
in the first half. 

Those were the 
last points that East 
Texas would be allowed 
all night. 

Northwestern bat- 
tled back, and with 
1:18 remaining in the 
half Jermaine Jones 
scored on a reverse that 
tightened the score to 
17- 14. East Texas then 
went to a no huddle 
offense to try to score 
again before the end of 
the half. 

Demon linebacker 
LeDann Thomas came up 
with an interception that led to 
another score for Northwestern. 

At halftime, Northwestern 
was ahead 21- 17, and the 
Demons would be ahead for 
entire second half. 

The second half was all 
Northwestern, and Clarence 
Matthews set the tone as he 
returned East Texas' kick to the 
Lion's 34 yard 

then had a 
27- yard run 
that took the 
ball to the 6 
yard line. 
Williber then 
punched the 
ball in for the 
score, making 
i t 
28, East 
Texas 17. 
Later in the 
third quarter, 
quarterback Brad Laird scram- 
bled in for the next score, 
extending the Demon lead to 35- 
17. Anthony Williams scored 
late in the third, and a 49 yard 
field goal by Greg Mueller in the 

Brad Laird 

fourth quarter tacked on the 
last Northwestern points, the 
final score being 45-17. 

Besides leading the 
Demons to their big win 
Saturday night, Northwestern 
quarterback Brad Laird also 
became Northwestern's all-time 
passing leader. 

Laird passed Scott Stoker's 
record of 4,801 passing yards on 
a 4 yard pass to Arthur Hunter 
in the fourth quarter. 

Sam Goodwin, head foot- 
ball coach, presented the ball to 
Laird, who then went across the 
field to give the ball to his 

"I hope we can go on in the 
rest of our season and set that 
record so high that it will be a 

Cal Ripken-type mark too 

high to touch," Goodwin said. 
"Brad's a true Demon if ever 
there was one." 

Next week, the Demons 
travel to Boise, Idaho to play the 
highly ranked Boise State 
Broncos, defending Big Sky 
Conference Champions. 

Running back Clarence Matthews continues to elude 
Southland Conference defenses. Photo by Eric Ditilk 

Kennedy, Myers crucial 
parts of cross country teams 

Carroll DeMas 
Chrrknt Sauce 

The Northwestern men's cross 
country team stumbled to a sixth 
place finish while the ladies stole 
third at the Louisiana Tech 
Invitational held Sept. 16 in 

"I was pleased with how we 
ran at Louisiana Tech, " assistant 
cross country coach Bridget Cobb 

Overall, the men finished fifth 
behind North Texas, Northeast, 
Louisiana Tech, and McNeese and 
the women finished third behind 
first-place Northeast and runner- 
up McNeese. 

The top finish for the men's 
team was ninth-place by captain 
Dylan Kennedy of Bakersfield, CA 
with Robin Meyers of Fountain 
Hills, Ariz, finishing a strong fifth 
'and Danielle Schaeffer of LaPorte, 
TX came in sixth for the Demon 

Robin Meyers and Danielle 
Schaeffer demonstrated a bit of 
heroics by blowing by the third 
Northeast runner in the top five. 

"They were able to chase some 
of the Northeast girls down, and 
we were able to get two of our run- 
ners in front of their third, which 
was better for us, " Cobb said. The 
competition also allowed the Lady 
Demons to get a little insight of 
how they stand compared to other 
Southland Conference teams. 

"It (competing in Tech 
Invitational) was able to get us a 
little closer to Northeast, and also 
we see where we are with 
McNeese," Cobb said. 

Coach Leon Johnson is opti- 
mistic over the results and is 
expecting continuous improve- 
ments from his men. 

The first Lady Demon cross 
country runner to cross the finish 
line this past weekend was Robin 
Meyers, who hails from Fountain 
Hills, AZ. Meyers, a junior, has 
competed for the Lady Demon 
cross country team for two years. 
Before coming to Northwestern, 
Meyers competed at Scottsdale 
Community College, where she 
was an All- American in the 5000 
M. She was also selected the 
junior college's Academic Athlete of 
the Year . 

Meyers' finish is her highest of 
the year for the Demon's. She 
placed 15th last year in the confer- 
ence. Meyers hopes to become a 
Medical Technologist upon gradu- 
ation. Although she thinks the 
pc-ple in the Natchitoches commu- 
nity are a bit different, Meyers' has 
no regrets about coming to 

"I like it here at 
Northwestern," Meyer's said. 

Not much more would make 
Meyers happier than finishing in 
the top 10 in this tough conference, 
but she understands the competi- 
tion is tough. 

"Realistically I plan on finish- 
ing in the top 15, for sure!" 
Meyers said. 

Dylan Kennedy's enthusiasm 
for running could hardly be con- 
tained, even on rainy days while 
the runners are preparing for prac- 

Kennedy ran for Taft Junior 
College for two years before joining 
the Northwestern track team last 
semester. While at Taft J.C., 
Kennedy assisted the Taft cross 
country team to a third place finish 
in the state competition his fresh- 
man year and then made the All- 
California cross country team his 
sophomore year. 

He led the Demon's team at 
Louisiana Tech with a team best 
ninth-place finish overall, and was 
essential to the Demon's fifth-place 
finish. Kennedy also runs the 800 
M and the 1500 M for the track 
team during the spring. 

Although he missed quali- 
fying for the 1500 M in the confer- 
ence championship by one spot, 
Kennedy admits he wasn't fully 

"I really came to school in bad 
shape last semester, because I had- 
n't run in almost a year," said 
Kennedy. "I'm really looking for- 
ward to track season and I hope 
cross country can get me in shape," 
Kennedy said. 

Do not be mistaken though, 
this is obviously one serious com- 
petitor. Competing in track and 
cross country is definitely an 
admirable feat, one which expends 
much time and energy. 

"I want to do whatever I can to 
help the team out," Kennedy said, 
who feels the team needs to peak 
at the conference championship. 
"I want to help the team out as 
much as possible and hopefully 
we'll have a good finish." 

The cross country teams, who 
competed in the USL Invitational 
on Sept. 23., host the Louisiana 
Cross Country competition at the 
NSU Recreation Complex this 
Saturday. The Demons are expect- 
ing to finish this weekend and 
improve on last meets perfor- 

"I'm looking forward to this 
weekend, because we will be run- 
ning three miles instead of two, 
which will be to our advantage," 
Cobb said. 

Everyone is encouraged to 
attend and support the cross coun- 
try teams this weekend. 

Lady Demons travel to Nicholls for SLC match 

Northwestern State's 
Volleyball team travels to 
Thibodaux tonight to face Nicholls 
St. in a Southland Conference 
matchup at 7 p.m. 

The Lady Demons, coming off 
a disappointing performance this 
past weekend at the Southeastern 
Invitational, are looking to end a 
recent slide. The squad, now 6-12 
overall and 0-1 in conference, fin- 
ished the tournament in 
Hammond with four defeats as the 
offense continued to struggle. 

The Lady Demons are hoping 
to win their first conference match 

since 1993 tonight against the 
Lady Colonels. Nicholls, who are 
led by Anna Karlsson and Kristine 
Kuhl, are 1-3 in SLC play this 
year, 7-9 overall. 

Sophomore Tiffany Cronin 
leads the Lady Demons with 158 
kills and also has a conference- 
high 42 service aces in 18 matches 
this year. Juniors Amy Warren 
and Maggie Ehlers have con- 
tributed 149 and 135 kills respec- 
tively for Northwestern. 

Senior Kim Jesiolowski, who 
along with Warren has been the 
team's constant all season, has a 

team-best 191 digs and has also 
contributed 96 kills. 

Andrea Zegac, a freshman 
from Horsham, Penn., has 226 
assists to lead the Lady Demons. 
Zegac has begun splitting time 
with senior Jody Nichols, who has 
133 assists since being moved from 
her regular position of outside hit- 
ter position. She has also added 65 
kills and 110 digs for the year. 

Northwestern will next 
host two SLC matches this week- 
end, taking on Texas-Arlington 
Friday at 7 p.m. and North Texas 
Saturday at 7 p.m. 

Doubles Tennis 

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Intramural sports continues with more flag football 

IM Beat 


Are you feeling tired and worn down? Do you 
need some energy and want to feel better about 
yourselt? Want to lose or gain some weight? Then 
the Recreational Sports department has something 
just for you! , > 

Now, at the IM/Rec Building we are offering a 
new weight training program. The program is 
under the supervision of our own personal fitness 
trainer, Joseph Gross, who is available to help 
Monday through Thursday, 2 to 5pm. The fitness 
center hours are Monday through Thursday, 6am- 
8am and 12pm-9pm, Friday 6 a.m. -8 a.m. and noon 
until 4 pm, and it is also open on Saturday and 
Sunday from 2 p.m until 6 p.m. 

Don't forget about our free aerobics classes 
that are offered in the IM/Rec Building. Classes are 
Monday through Thursday at 12 noon, 4:30 p.m., 
and 8 p.m., and on Fridays at 12 noon only. Classes 
include Hi/Lo Impact and Step Aerobics on a rota- 
tional basis. 

Flag Football games began last week and here are 
the results: 

GDI Giants 2 
East Wing 1 
KA Dream Team 
Hat to the Back 

Open Orange 
From Da Back 2 
Dog Phi Dog 
CSO Rehab 2 
KA Pledges 
Sutton SlamLords 2 
Without Warning 

Open Purple 
CSO Coupons 1 
Alex Posse 
BSU 1 
Run and Gun 1 
Bomb Squad 
Mad Kapataz 1 

Wome n's 


Phi Mu 


Tri Sigma 



Greek League 
Kappa Sigma 

Theta Chi 
Kappa Alpha 

Open White 
Death Row 
Hit Squad 

Wins/ Losses 

1 1 



Wednesday, is the annual 9-Ball Pool 
Tournament. It will be held in the IM/Rec Game 
Room at 6 p.m. at no charge. This tournament is 
double elimination with the best two out of three 
games. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

And don't forget about our upcoming doubles 
tennis tournament. It will be held on the NSU 
Courts, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. Men's, 
women's, and CoRec games will be played. Prizes 
will be awarded in this event, also. If you have any 
questions concerning events in the Recreational 
Sports Department or need more information, call 

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soon to conduct on-campus interviews: 


Tuesday, October 10, 1995 
Foreman Trainees 
All majors qualify 


Tuesday, October 17, 1995 
Management Trainees 
All majors qualify 


Wednesday, October 18, 1995 
Sales Positions 
All majors qualify 

OLDE Discount Corporation 

Thursday, October 26, 1 995 
Positions: Stockbroker Trainees 
Majors: All bachelor degree areas 


Thursday, November 2. 1995 
Positions: Marketing Assoc. & Asst. 
Majors: All bachelor degree areas 

State Farm Insurance 

Tuesday, November 14, 1995 
Positions: Claim Rep. Trainees 
Majors: All bachelor degree areas 

Norwest Financial 

Wednesday, November 15. 1995 
Positions: Customer Service Reps. 
Majors: Business & Liberal Arts 


Tuesday, October 24, 1995 
Management Trainees 
Business, Management, 
Marketing majors 


Wednesday, November 1, 1995 
Management Trainees 
All majors qualify 

Home & Yard 

Wednesday, September 27, 1 995 

Positions: Sales Associates 

Majors: Prefer Agriculture background 


Monday, October 23, 1995 
Positions: Trainees 
Majors: CIS & Computer Science 

For more information, come by Counseling and Career Services, 
Student Union Building, Room #305. 

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The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Vol. 84, No. 10, 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Annette Leyba 
ran well in the 
Cross Country 
s held at 
Saturday, see 
page 9 for 

Tuesday, October 3, 1995 

City police arrest nine Kappa Sigma students 

by Dermis H. Clarkston 
Current Sauce 

NSU may change name 

Cassondra Savoy 
Current Sauce 


Natchitoches city police 
issued summons to nine 
Northwestern students for simple 
criminal damage for allegedly 
throwing eggs at cars in front of 
the Kappa Alpha Order house at 
3:54 a.m. on Sept. 20, according to 
Officer Teta of the Natchitoches 
City Police. 

According to the police blotter, 
the police issued summons to 
Derrick G. Earles, 19; Michael 
Richardson, 18; Korey Lane Keith, 
18; Eric Todd Newman, 19; Gary 
Shelton, 19; Brian Fontenot, 19; 
Michael McCann, 18; John 
Giordano, 19; and Donald G. 
Black, 19. 

A summons in this case 
means the students were arrested, 
according to Susan Johnson, a 
Natchitoches City police dispatch- 

Shelton and Fontenot said 

they had no comment on the sum- 
mons. The remaining seven could 
not be reached for comment. 

Mr. Ballenger, 314 Poete, and 
Mr. Puckette, who lives across the 
street from the KA house, reported 
that someone at the KA house was 
"yelling very loudly and saying 
very very nasty things," according 
to the police blotter. 

Teta said that when he went 
to check it out for the first time, 
the people present at the house 
said that a truckload of guys came 
by yelling "TKE Rules" and "'exple- 
tive deleted' KAs." 

Teta added that this had been 
the third time the truck came by. 
Some of the men in the back of the 
truck had gone into the back yard 
and kicked over the KA's letters at 
this time, he continued. 

The fraternity has big K and 
A letters, Lee Hall, KA president 
said. He added, "I heard them 
falling and that's when I looked out 
my back window, and I saw two 

guys jumping over our landscaping 
timbers in the back and chasing 

According to Hall, the two 
guys were KA members. 

Israel Self, KA vice president, 
said that he and Jody Winkler, a 
KA alumni, were sitting in the 
front porch swing when they heard 
a loud noise come from behind the 
KA house. They ran around the 
house and saw the people that 
knocked over KA's big letters get 
into a Mazda truck and leave. 

Then Self and Winkler rode 
around on campus trying to find 
any information on the Mazda 
truck, according to Self. As they 
passed Greek Hill, Self asked some 
members of Tau Kappa Epsilon if 
they had seen anybody. 

Mike Honore, a TKE, said 
that they were notified by a couple 
of KAs of the incidents that 
occurred over at the KA house. He 
added that the TKEs were not 
responsible for the occurrences. 

"We went over there [the KA 
house] to make sure they knew 
that it wasn't us," Honore contin- 
ued. "They pretty much already 
knew, but we just wanted to go 
over there anyway." 

He and a second TKE member 
were over at the KA house when 
the Mazda drove by again yelling 
"TKE Rules." 

Self said that six KAs along 
with the TKEs were in front of the 
house when the truckload of guys 
came by again. This time the indi- 
viduals threw two or three eggs 
which hit KA members' cars that 
were parked on Second Street. 

Later, Northwestern State 
University police stopped the truck 
on campus after they just entered 
the campus, Teta said. He added 
that an officer brought some KAs 
and the TKEs onto the NSU cam- 
pus, and they positively identified 
the truck. 

Teta said that all nine stu- 
dents in the Mazda were Kappa 

"Kappa Sigma and I don't agree with what they 
did.. .It was wrong and they shouldn't have 
done it, and now, they have got to pay the 
piper." P.J. Mitchell, Kappa Sigma presi- 

Sigma pledges. 

According to Teta, the judge 
could fine the students up to $500 
or six months in jail or both if the 
damages are less than $500. If the 
damages were above $500 and 
below $50,000, the judge could 
impose a fine up to $1,000 or two 
years in jail or both, he said that 
most of the time the judge just 
imposes fines and restitution for 

P.J. Mitchell, Kappa Sigma 
president, identified all the names 
on the police blotter as being 
pledges from his fraternity. No 
active Kappa Sigma brothers were 
involved with the incident at the 
KA house, he added. 

"Kappa Sigma and I don't 
agree with what they did," 
Mitchell said. "It was wrong and 
they shouldn't have done it, and 
now, they have got to pay the 

He added that from the date 
of the incident, the Kappa Sigma 
chapter imposed a one month 
social suspension on the pledges 
and required them to do communi- 
ty service. 

Hall stated that KA was not 
filing any charges against the stu- 
dents. The Kappa Sigma pledges 
received tickets for the incident 
and are being punished by their 

Northwestern State 
University may be known as the 
University of Louisiana at 
Natchitoches, if a proposed uni- 
versity name change is passed. 

Northwestern is one of the 
nstitutions governed by the 
Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities. Act 45 
of the 1995 Regular Session of the 
Louisiana Legislature named the 
system of institutions under the 
lupervision of the board the 
University of Louisiana System. 

The act also authorized the 
board to approve a name change 
if any institution within the sys- 
tem. According to University of 
Louisiana System Name Change 
Policies and Guidelines, the presi- 
dent of a university wishing to 
change its name shall appoint a 
study committee to "assess the 
Favorability of a name change for 
the institution." 

The majority of the commit- 
tee assessing Northwestern 's 
name change does not favor the 

"Can you imagine what all of those peo- 
ple with diplomas from Northwestern 
State University will say?" 

Vickie Panish. committee 

change, according to Dr. Vicki 
Parrish, committee member. 

A survey of student and alum- 
ni may ultimately determine if 
Northwestern 's name will change, 
according to Parrish 

"Can you imagine what all of 
those people with diplomas from 
Northwestern State University 
will say?" Parrish said. 

No less than two institutions 
must make a request for a name 
change before the change will be 
approved, according to name- 
change guidelines. 

University of Southwestern 
Louisiana has decided to request 
the name change, according to 

Student Government 
Association Vice President Mark 
Alexander attended a meeting of 
the Board of Trustees in Baton 

Rouge this summer. 

"I had heard a rumor on cam- 
pus that the state was changing 
the name of the school," Alexander 
said. "They said there is no clause 
stating any school had to change 
their name; it's strictly a personal 

The purpose of the universi- 
ties changing their names is to cre- 
ate unity within the system, 
according to Alexander. 

No institution within the 
University of Louisiana System 
shall be designated as the main 
campus, according to name change 
guidelines. So far, the idea of 
changing Northwestern's name 
has only been discussed during the 
special committee meetings. No 
decisions have been made, and no 
student/alumni survey has been 
officially organized. 

Study Time 

Zachary Slayton (from left to right), Leah Miciotto, Susan Pramlett and Chase Harper 
enjoy the good weather while studying by Chaplin's Lake. Photo by Eric Dude 

Sigma Kappa recolonization unsuccessful 

i Sarah Crooks 
Current Sauce 

Sigma Kappa will not be starting over this semester. Despite a 
positive response to a recolonization attempt, the sorority was unable 
to get the amount of women they needed to be successful. 

According to Melissa Mabou, Panhellenic Council president, the 
sorority needed about 85 percent of the enrollment of Sigma Sigma 
I Sigma and Phi Mu to be competitive again. While interest in the recol- 
I onization was high at first, the number of women at the final party was 
. not enough. 

Sigma Kappa disbanded last semester after several years of 
; declining membership. 

They could not compete competitively with the other two sororities 
| on campus, according to Alicia Thomas, Panhellenic Council vice pres- 
ident. Both Phi Mu and Tri Sigma had over 70 members in their chap- 
ters and Sigma Kappa had only 30. 

After national advisers decided to close the Sigma Kappa chapter 
here last April, they requested a turn around recolonization for the 
sorority this fall. The Panhellenic Council and national advisers from 
Phi Mu and Tri Sigma voted to allow the attempt at recolonization. A 
recolonization occurs when a chapter closes for a semester and tries to 

As soon as recolonization was approved, Phi Mu and Tri Sigma 
began publicity even though they knew that Sigma Kappa would not be 
able to participate in formal Rush this fall, Mabou said. "During Rush 
We would tell the girls, Sigma Kappa will be recolonizing. If you don't 
feel comfortable in either one of these houses, please take them into 

The attempt to re-open the chapter, began the first night of Rush 
when Sigma Kappa national officers and Sigma Kappa members from 
other schools participated in Rush. 

According to Mabou, it was a positive response that night and 
"some girls dropped out of Rush then and decided they were going to 
try to go Sigma Kappa." 

The major obstacle in the way of recolonization this semester was 
the number of girls taken by both Phi Mu and Tri Sigma. According to 
Thomas, Sigma Kappa needed between 100 to 120 girls and they only 
had one week to find them, under a Panhellenic Council rule. 

At first, the recolonization attempt looked good Response was pos- 
itive and the sign-up sheets were great, according to Mabou. However, 
°nly 30 women attended the first party. The second party only attract- 
ed 37 women. Despite increased recruiting efforts on the part of other 
sorority members, only 60 women showed up for the last party. 

"We really rushed hard. We were physically rushing, we would 

"We really rushed hard... we 
would take them and escort 
them down to the room and let 

them interview immediateK " 


— Melissa Mabou, Panhellenic president 

Sabine bathroom locks 
removed; students angry 

take them and escort them down to the room and let them interview 
immediately," Mabou said. 

Both Thomas and Mabou believe that it is possible that there 
just are not enough women on this campus to support three sorori- 

"A lot of the students here are non-traditional; a lot of them are 
older, and once you get past your sophomore year, most of the time, 
you don't want to join a sorority anyway," said Thomas. 

According to Thomas, most of the girls who were interested in 
a sorority, got into one, and the ones who didn't get in, didn't want 
to go through another Rush. 

Another problem for the Sigma Kappa recolonization was one 
of reputation. 

Thomas believes that a recolonization might be successful if 
the chapter waits at least two years before trying again. 

According to Thomas, in a few years, all the people who are 
Sigma Kappa alum will be gone so any reputation, stigma or stereo- 
type the sorority might have had will be gone. 

"It doesn't matter what campus you go to, any sorority, any 
Greek organization, any organization that has major numbers on 
the campus is going to have some sort of stereotype," Thomas said. 

According to Mabou, the sororities on campus were supportive 
of the recolonization attempt and wanted Sigma Kappa to be suc- 
cessful but are ready to look ahead and focus more attention on 
their chapters. 

"We've enjoyed doing it and we were very' support ive of this and 
we wanted, we needed them to be successful, but we've decided its 
time to move on," said Mabou. 

The Panhellenic Council voted two weeks ago to begin exten- 
sion and invite another National Panhellenic Conference sorority to 
Northwestern. A new sorority even be in place in time for Rush in 
the spring. 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 
Current Sauce 

In an environment already plagued with theft, students in Sabine 
Dorm now find it even harder to protect their belongings since the locks 
on the bathroom doors, which link two rooms together, were removed. 

"The locks have been on the doors since 1966, and we have never had 
a problem getting approval with the state fire marshall, but this year.. .he 
[Stuart Stoney, state fire marshall] came in and inspected the residence 
halls and he declared that it was hazardous," Shelisa Theus, coordinator 
of residential services, said. 

According to the Stoney's report, the bathroom locks were considered 
hazardous, because they could be locked from the outside of the bath- 
room. "Every two dorm rooms share a common bathroom. Barrel bolts 
have been placed on the outside of the bathrooms. This could conceivably 
create^ a situation where a person could be lock in the common bath- 
room," Stoney said. 

A student could easily be locked in if her roommate and suitemate 
did not know she was there. Stoney explained that if a fire had occurred 
that student would have no way out since there are no windows. 

Theus said the locks were placed on the outside of the bathroom, so 
the suitemates would not have access to the adjoining room. "We are not 
pleased in housing with this. The University as a whole is not pleased 
because meetings were held, but they [state fire marshals' office] did not 
back down," Theus said. 

Theus also explained that anything placed outside the bathroom 
doors in order to lock it is considered a fire hazard and will be removed. 
Theus issued a letter to all Sabine residents Sept. 13 explaining that "the 
door lock located on the knob can still be used when a resident is occu- 
pying the bathroom, but you will not be able to lock the bathroom door 
from inside your room." 

Stoney said in his report that the lock located in the inside of the 
bathroom is the only lock to be allowed. 

Now that the locks were removed, students are concerned about 
their belongings. "In some of these rooms, these young ladies have as 
much as $2,000 worth of property. From televisions, VCRs, stereo sys- 
tems, jewelry, clothes and we want their things secured just as much as 
they do." 

"I know people just feel like they can't leave their things out any- 
more," Tiffany Sibley, a junior nursing major, said. Sibley said that she 
pushes her refrigerator up against the bathroom door when she leaves 
for the weekend. 

"I'm used to having that security and privacy," Sibley said. "I feel 
that Northwestern should be held liable if anything turns up missing." 

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Tuesdav. October 3, 1995 


Campus Briefs 

Gubernatorial debate to begin Wednesday: The 

second of three gubernatorial debates co-sponsored by The Council 
for a Better Louisiana and LPB will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. 
Wednesday in Magale Recital Hall. All available tickets for the 
debate have been distributed. Those wanting to attend without a 
ticket may be admitted on a stand-by basis if those holding tickets do 
not arrive by 6:30 p.m. An overflow room with television monitors 
will be set up in the Performing Arts Center. A reception for the can- 
didates will be held at 9 p.m. in the Orville Hanchey Art Gallery- The 
reception is open to the public. Candidates expected to attend are 
State Rep. Robert Adley. Congressman Cleo Fields, State Sen. Mike 
Foster, Treasurer Mary Landrieu, Phil Preis, former Governor 
Buddy Roemer and Lt. Governor Melinda Schwegmann. 

Endowed professorship established for Business 

Administration: David Morgan of Austin, Texas., has made a gift 
of $60,000 to NSU to establish the David D. Morgan United Teacher 
Associates Insurance Company Endowed Professorship in Business 
Administration. The endowment will be used to further the study of 
salesmanship and insurance. His gift will be matched with $40,000 
from the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund to establish a 
$100,000 endowment. 

Second part of Smart Discipline to air Thursday: The 

second part of the live Smart Discipline Videoconference produced by 
LISTN and aired by PBS's Adult Learning Satellite Service will be 
on 1 p.m. Thursday in Studio A. "Turning Around the Student" is the 
topic. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Request 
free reservations by calling 357-4570. For more information, contact 
the Department of Journalism and Telecommunications at 357-4425. 

Calendar of Events 

Northwestern enrollment reaches an 
all time hi£h 

Tuesday, Oct. 

7' p.m.- SALS movie, 


Candyman at The Alley 

Wednesday, Oct. 

12 noon-SAts movie, 


Candyman at The Alley 

Thursday Oct. 5 

2 p. 111. -SAB movie, 
Candyman in the Alley 

7 p.m. -SAB hypno- 
tist Tom Deluca at The 


Saturday, Oct. 7 

7 p.m.- NSU vs. 

Nicholls State at Turpin 

Sunday, Oct. 3 

2 p.m. -NSU Women's 
Soccer Club plays La. Tech at 2 
p.m. at the Intramural field 

increases to 
over 9,000 

Susan Uiebert 
Ci rrknt Sauce 

For the 10th consecutive year, 
Northwestern's enrollment 
reached record numbers. 

According to Chris Maggio, 
director of admissions, enrollment 
this fall increased by 279 stu- 
dents. 9,040 students registered 
for classes this fall. 

This is the largest number of 
students in the history of 
Northwestern. Never before has 
enrollment been over 9,000 stu- 
dents. This represents an 
increase of 3.2 percent from last 
fall's enrollment of 8,761. 

Northwestern enrolled 1,777 
first time freshmen and 1,642 
other freshmen (students who 
have not earned 30 or more hours) 
for a total of 3,419 freshmen. 

"We've had a good freshmen 
class; we've increased right at 10 
percent on the Natchitoches cam- 
pus freshmen," Maggio said. 

Enrollment increase has not 
been limited to freshmen. There 
are 1,693 sophomores, 1406 
juniors and 1557 seniors. 

"We've had an increase across 
the board," Maggio said. 
"Retention has also helped out. 
We're keeping more students. 

Maggio also believes the qual- 
ity of students enrolled at 
Northwestern has also increased 
with these numbers. 

"What's being lost in this 
enrollment increase is the quality 
of students. We've seen a tremen- 
dous growth in the quality of stu- 

More Practice 

Members of the Pom Pon line practice for their performance at the NSU vs. 
Nicholls State football game Saturday. Photo by 

dents. Good students are going to 
attract good students," Maggio 

Also lending a hand in this 
increase is Dr. Alost and the facul- 
ty and staff at Northwestern. 

"Dr. Alost turned 

Northwestern around. With his 
leadership, he's doing a great job 
moving Northwestern into the 21st 
century," Maggio said. "New pro- 
grams and an excited faculty and 
staff have also played an impor- 
tant role in this increase. I truly 
believe that they're doing an out- 
standing job at teaching. The sup- 
port services at this campus are 
also strengths in the basis of 

'We've had a good freshman class; 
we Ve increased right at 10 percent on 
the Natchitoches campus freshmen." 

our assi 
Career ] 
' College 
see you 

Chris Maggio, director of admissions 

Northwestern has also seen 
more interest in the school at 
recruiting. Maggio attributes this 
to word of mouth. 

"1 truly believe it's the student 
body at Northwestern that has 
attributed the most to this 
increase. When we go out on the 

road to recruit we hear students 
say 'Oh, that's where so and so go 
to school; they're involved in the 
campus activity. I want to go there 
People see the excitement and the 
quality of students at 
Northwestern, and they want to be 
a part of it." 

Attention NSU student organizations! Here is the list of times 
for Potpourri organization photos. Times are nonnegotiable. 
There will be no retakes. Charter organizations only. If you 
are not chartered your photo will be pulled from the year- 
book. Please arrive ten minutes ahead of your scheduled 

Tuesday, October 10 

6:00 - 6:10 Phi Mu 

6:10-6:20 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

6:20-6:30 Kappa Alpha 

6:30 - 6:40 Kappa Sigma 

6:40-6:50 Baptist Student Union 

7:00 - 7:10 Catholic Student Organization 

7:10-7:15 Phi Mu Alpha 

7:15-7:20 Kappa Kappa Psi 

7:20 - 7:25 Black Student Association 

7:25 - 7:30 Student Government Association 

7:30-7:35 Student Activities Board 

7:35-7:40 BlueKev 

"40-7:45 Purple jackets 

7:45-7:50 Order of Omega 

8:00-8:05 Black Knights Drill Team 

8:05-8:10 Rifle Team 

8:10 - 8:15 Swamp Demons 

8:15 - 8:20 Music Educators National Conference 

8:20-8:25 PhiBootaRoota 

8:25-8:30 Sigma Alpha Iota 

8:30-8:35 Student Theater Union at 

8:35-8:40 Tau Beta Sigma 
8:40-8:45 Bowling Team 
8:45 - 8:50 Latter Dav Saints Association 
8:50 - 8:55 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
8:55 - 9:00 Wesley Westminister Foundation 

Wednesday. October 11 

6:00 - 6:05 Argus 
6:05 - 6:10 KNWD 
6:10-6:15 Cmrent Sauce 
6:15 - 6:20 Greek Council 

6:20 - 6:25 Interfratemitv Council 

6:25 - 6:30 Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 

6:30 - 6:35 Panhellenic Association (NPC) 

6:35 - 6:40 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:40-6:45 Alpha Phi Alpha 

6:45-6:50 Delta Sigma Theta 

7:00 - 7:05 Phi Beta Sigma 

7:05 - 7:10 Sigma Gamma Rho 

7:10 - 7:15 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

7:15-7:20 Theta Chi 

7:20-7:25 Beta Gamma Psi 

7:25 - 7:30 Animal Health Technicians 

7:30 - 7:35 Phi Beta Lambda 
7:35 - 7:40 Society for the Advancement of 

7:40 - 7:45 /Anthropological Society 
7:45-7:50 Beta Beta Beta 
8:00 - 8:05 Northwestern Association 

Family and Consumer Sciences 
8:05-8:10 Forestry and Wildlife 

Conservation Club 
8:10 - 8:15 Kappa Omicron Nu 
8:15-8:20 I.E.E.E. 
8:20 - 8:25 BAACHUS/SPADA 
8:25 - 8:30 Black Student Task Force 
8:30 - 8:35 Circle K 
8:35 - 8:40 College Democrats 
8:40 - 8:45 College Republicans 
8:45 - 8:50 College Libertarians 
8:50 - 8:55 Council of Ye Revels 
8:55-9:00 Flight Team 

Thursday. October 12 

6:00 - 6:05 Gavel Club 

6:05-6:10 Images 
6:10-6:15 Inspirational Mass Choir 
6:15 - 6:20 International Student Organization 
6:20 - 6:25 Knights of the Round Table Chess 

6:25 - 6:30 Non-Traditional Student Organization 
6:30 - 6:35 Northwestern Amateur Radio Club 
6:35 - 6:40 Kappa Mu Epsilon 
6:40-6:45 National Association for 

Industrial Technology 
6:45-6:50 Student Alumni Foundation 
7:00 - 7:05 Bat Girls 
7:05 - 7:10 Students for Choice 
7:10 - 7:15 Student/Faculty Fomm 
7:15 - 7:20 Student Personnel Association 
7:20 - 7:25 Toastmasters Club 
7:25 - 7:30 Alpha Lambda Delta 
7:30 - 7:35 Phi Eta Sigma 
7:35 - 7:40 Phi Kappa Phi 
7:40 - 7:45 Alpha Kappa Delta 
"45-7:50 Der Deutsche Klub 
8:00 - 8:05 Indian Students & Faculty 


8:05 - 8:10 Le Circle Francais 
8:10-8:15 LosAmigos 
8:15-8:20 Phi Alpha Theta 
8:20-8:25 Pre-Law Society 
8:25 - 8:30 Psi Chi 
8:30-8:35 Psychology' Club 
8:35 - 8:40 PRSSA 
8:40-8:45 Sigma Tau Delta 
8:45-8:50 Social Work Club 
8:50 - 8:55 Society of Professional 

8:55 - 9:00 Association of the U S Army 


Tuesday, October 3, 1995 

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Campus Connec tions 





so go 
n the 

id the 
i to be 

College Republicans 

The 1995 College Republicans 
got things kicked off last month 
and are looking for new members. 
The club is open to everybody and 
membership is only $5 a year. Our 
next meeting will be at 5:30 
p.m. Wednesday, in the Cane River 
Room on the second floor of the 
Student Union. This meeting will 
focus on fund raisers, continuing 
our assistance in campaigns, and 
finalizing plans for our table at 
Career Day. Come have fun while 
making a difference with NSU 
College Republicans. We hope to 
see you there. 

Pep-'n'-Spirit Club 

NSU Pep-n-Spirit Club will be 
sponsoring the second annual 
"Showtime at the Apollo" 8 p.m. 
Wednesday, Oct. 25. Anyone inter- 
ested in performing should attend 
the meeting at 9 p.m. on 
Wednesday in room 316 of the 
Student Union. There will also be 

Lock — 

Continued from the frontpage 

Theus explained that if a stu- 
dent's belongings were stolen, the 
University would not be held 
liable. All resident students sign a 
room agreement stating that the 
University is not responsible for 
the safe keeping of their belong- 

"Another argument would be 

a regular Pep-n-Spirit Club meet- 
ing at this time. All old members 
and anyone interested in member- 
ship please come. We want to have 
you. There will be a $100 grand 
prize for the winner. All and any 
talents are welcome. 

Purple Jackets 

Our new meeting time is at 
7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays in the 
Purple Jackets room on the third 
floor of the Student Union. 
Members are reminded to bring 
pictures and newspaper clippings 
for our scrapbook. 

Financial Aid Office 

If you are going to receive a 
loan from the financial aid office 
you must complete an entrance 
interview. These interviews will 
be held on October 9, 1995 in the 
Student Union Ballroom at the top 
of every hour. If you do not attend 

an entrance interview, you will not 
be able to receive your loan check. 

If you received an entrance 
interview in your orientation class, 
you will not have to attend these 
interviews on the 9th. 

Phi Mu 

Ladies don't forget to vote for 
Homecoming Court Wednesday 
and Thursday in the Student 
Union and Iberville cafeteria. 
Study Hall is Monday and 
Wednesday. You know when you 
need to go. Try to make the IM 
Football Games this week. Dress 
up Monday and wear your letters 
Wednesday. Have a great week! 

Mu Epsilon Delta 

There will be a meeting of Mu 
Epsilon Delta, Northwestern 's 
Premedical professions society, at 
5 p.m. on Thursday in Rm. 107 
Bienvenu Hall (Biology Building). 
All interested students are invited 
to attend. 

that you are putting our things at 
risk. You know when you provide 
the locks and I leave my door 
unlocked, then I am to blame. But 
if you don't provide me with a lock 
then isn't it your fault [the 
University]?" Theus said. 

"I see it the same way the stu- 
dents see it, but there is nothing 

we can do." 

Theft has not been a problem 
yet, said Theus. 'The problem is 
created because the trust factor is 
not there. The students, and right- 
fully so, are not concerned so much 
of their suitemate, but the people 
the suitemates bring into their 
room," she said. 

September 11, 1995 

Meeting Opened— 7:07 
Prayer-Jacob Johnson 
Pledge-Samantha Ronquille 


Treasurer: Copy of Budget handed 
out, it can be changed 

Vice President: Soccer Club came 
to us for monies needed for expens- 
es such as refs, equipment, etc. It 
was approved by Scott Brocatta 
and Dean Fulton, it was then 
passed by executive order; need for 
election dates during new busi- 
ness; appoint Who's Who also dur- 
ing new business; flyers need to be 

President: Committee 
Assignments, need to set times; 
memo from Francais Conine for 

Pizza during Career Day ($500); 
Spoke with Dean Fulton about $50 
loan after thirty notice a fee of $5 
will given. Bill 95-01 on Displays; 
Copies of bills and resolutions in 
office and available disks for bills 
and resolutions; need motion for 
James Smith for Senator-at-large 




-BILL 95-01 Department of 
Journalism and Liberal Arts has a 
display for only $876, Dr. McBride 

- Motion for Pizza by Downey 
For 16 Opposed 1 Extension 1 

- Motion for Senator At Large by 

For Unanimous 

- Motion for acceptance of election 
dates by Helms 

For Unanimous 

- Motion for Student Loan with $5 
fee by Mackey 

For 17 Opposed 1 

-Motion of approving budget by 


For 17 Opposed 1 
-Introduction of Key bill by 

-Open nominations for Who's Who 
by Ronquille, Kelly Jennings, Julie 

-Horse Team Thanks 
-Discussion of Meetings times for 

- Senator Johnson resigns 
-Committee on SAB passed by 
Executive Order 


Tuesday Oct. 1 
Wednesday Oct. 11 

8:30-11:30 & 1:00-4:00 


Room 113 Kyser Hall 

Gentlemen will wear coat & tie 



Attention Graduating Seniors!!! 

The Following Companies will be coming to NSU 
soon to conduct on-Campus interviews 



Foreman Trainees 
AH Majors Qualify 


Wednesday, October 18, 1995 
Sales Positions 
All Majors Qualify 


Thursday, October 26, 1995 
Position Stock Broker Trainees 
Majors: All Bachelor Degree Areas 


Thursday, November 2, 1995 
Position: Marketing Assoc. & Asst. 
Majors: All Bachelor Degree Areas 


Tuesday, November 14, 1995 
Position: Claim Rep. Trainees 


Tuesday, October 17, 1995 
Management Trainees 
All Majors Qualify 


Tuesday, October 24,1995 
Management Trainees 
Business Management, 
Marketing Majors 


Wednesday, November 1, 1995 
Management Trainees 
AH Majors Qualify 


Tuesday, November 28, 1995 
Asst. Manager Trainees 
Marketing, Management, 
Business and Fashion 
Merchandising Majors. 


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Tuesday, October 3, 1995 


Columnist encourages student involve 
ment in campus activities 

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NSU in Natchitoches? 

When you enrolled in Northwestern State University, 
did you have any intention of graduating from the 
University of Louisiana at Natchitoches? Most likely 
you probably didn't, along with most everyone else on this 
campus. Our university is now faced with the possibility of 
changing its name in order to fall in line with Act 45 of the 
1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana State Legislature. A 
move that would strip Northwestern of what little notoriety 
and individuality that it has. 

So far, USL in Lafayette has embraced the change and 
NLU appears to be trying to back out of an initial and possi- 
bly hasty decision to join in the farce. 

So, the big question now is will our beloved institution 
keep its title or change in the name of change itself. 

There is no clause in the act that says that a university 
has to change its name, so if we don't have to change, why 
should we? Hopefully the school will exhibit more sense on 
this than they have on issues like campus beaut if icat ion and 
hold on to its name. 

A move like this one would be a mammoth one involving 
various and sundry areas of our school like recruiting and 
spirit items all the way to things like school spirit (and hope- 

"So, the big question now is will our 
beloved institution keep its title or 
change in the name of change itself." 

fully alumni donations if the name change passes). 

To redo all of the recruiting paraphernalia would have to 
be a huge undertaking. All of the stationary, envelopes, cam- 
pus vehicles, parking stickers would be in need of redesign. 
These are only a fraction of the things that would need to be 
replaced, revamped or redone. Even our beloved "Excellence 
is our minimum standard signs" would have to be scrapped 
because they have "Northwestern" written on them. 

All financial arguments aside, there is a more important 
reason why the school should not change its name. That rea- 
son is simple to preserve what little bit of tradition that our 
institution has. Its a matter of pride. 

We are, as a school, at somewhat of at a crossroads. Our 
campus is being improved and modernized, if not without 
pain and at a glacier-like pace. When we are so close to being 
able to show some real pride in our university, about much 
better things have gotten, does it really make sense to change 
our name now? 

To change the name would be to strip us of our individu- 
ality, our personality, at a point where we finally really have 
some. We might have a nice campus and have shown some 
serious improvements, but who cares when you could go to U 
of L at Lafayette, Monroe, or Ruston and get the pretty much 
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name, but all it will do is make us the same as everyone else. 

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really begin to stand above, why should we be satisfied with 
mere equality? 

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Student involvement in activities and issues important 

Guest Columnist 


How important is student 
involvement in organizations, 
issues and activities on campus? 
For many the answer is not very. 

Many students who enter col- 
lege and do not take an active role 
in university organizations do not 
remain in college. This fact was 
made evident to myself and other 
Connectors during the training 
process for Freshman Connection. 
When considering this fact stu- 

dent retention goes hand in hand 
with student involvement. 

Upon entering school I was 
like the majority who came to col- 
lege and didn't really plan on 
being "actively involved." Despite 
being very active in high school I 
wasn't very concerned with cam- 
pus politics, organizations or 
issues. However, it did not take 
me long to realize that learning 
about all the facets of college life 

would be an enlightening experi- 
ence. An experience that will ben- 
efit me once I enter the "real 

If you do not become involved, 
then you can not sit back and com- 
plain about lack of representation 
or criticize the representation that 
you do have. It is very important 
for us to realize that college can be 
compared to a trial and error les- 
son in Real World 1010. If you do 
not keep abreast of issues affecting 
you or become a part of the organi- 
zations that have the authority to 
change things, then you are not 
letting your voice be heard. 

Every voice on this campus is 
important. Every ethnic group, 
gender or class has the right to 
representation, involvement and 
believe it or not the right to stay in 
school. Does the right to stay in 

school sound strange or out of 
place to you? Well, it isn't. 
Because that is exactly what it will 
become, a choice for those who are 
not letting their voice be heard to 
become frustrated and apathetic 
towards their education. 

This does not mean that every 
enrolled student should be an SGA 
senator, Current Sauce reporter or 
SAB chairperson. It means that 
there are enough organizations on 
this campus for everyone to take 
an interest in and maybe one day 
become an SGA senator or whatev- 
er suits your talents 
Northwestern prides itself on 
excellence being its minimum 
standard. An opinion that some 
may disagree with. But, if noth- 
ing else they at least strive to 
achieve the ideal. Can we, the stu- 
dent body, reach for the minimum? 

Columbus Day, a celebration of triumph or murder? 

Hit 'Em Hard 


As some of you may recall, I 
wrote a short article last year 
around this time that spoke'about 
this very subject that I'm about to 
reiterate. In fact, it was my first 
article for NSU. You can kind of 
say that it's my anniversary. Oh, 
thank you, thank you, you're 
much too kind. I'm going to begin 
this article with a question. 

To whom do we owe our thanks 
to for keeping the memory of 
Christopher Columbus alive? 
Does this reminder every second 
Monday in October make you feel 
proud of such a traveler or does it 
make you sick to your stomachs 
like it does me? 

Obviously, the masses in this 
country have been cloaked with 
misinformation that has left them 
and many of you blind and numb 
to do further research on this so- 

Student finds no 
need for Purple 
Essence danceline 

Ed Coker 

In last week's issue of the 
Current Sauce an article was fea- 
tured concerning the formation of a 
new danceline, Purple Essence. 
According to the danceline's 
founder, the purpose of the dance- 
line is to give African-American 
females an opportunity to dance. I 
am not an authority on the selec- 
tion procedures for the Demon 
Dazzlers; although I feel sure there 
is no discrimination as for race, 
religion, or personal beliefs. I do 

called hero's past. 

I wonder, do the people in 
power agree with this man's ideol- 
ogy and lifestyle? Surely these 
powerful people in office know 
how evil of a man he was. Then 
why give him recognition? What 
kind of people are they to allow 
this? Hummm. 

These people who voted this 
day in could not have done so 
without knowing or having some 
idea of this man's history. Positive 
and negative sources of informa- 
tion, depending on who's judging 
the material, are floating around 
all over. Yes, there's information 
out there that paint Columbus in 
a good posture but there's also 
information out there that shed 
light on his obsession with power 
and eagerness to conquer and 
divide. And in many of these 

books that appear to be negative 
to some, I would like to mention 
this, there is no need to point out 
this man's few good deeds when 
his evilness indisputably out 
weighed and took over whatever 
kind side he had in him. 

Let me just briefly bring up the 
not so good deeds of Christopher 
Columbus's travels that also 
included the "Americas." People 
who were not of Caucasoid 
descent were murdered, raped, 
tortured and maimed just to name 
a few. Shocking yes? but true. 
Wouldn't you agree that whatever 
good he did do will not and can not 
make up for all the rivers of blood 
he's created? I hope so. 

Some people of color were easy 
targets when it came down to the 
slaughter. So I must ask this, you, 
who say that you're part Indian or 
part Black or even part Asian, 
would you have said this in front 
of Columbus and his men if you 
knew you could "pass?" Whatever 
your answer, sleep on it after I 
leave you with this excerpt from a 
book entitled, The True Story of 
the Columbus Invasion by Mike 
Ely exactly as I did a year ago. 
"The ruling classes have their 
view of Columbus and the last five 

hundred years. The voyages of 
Columbus mark the starting point 
of world capitalism and the begin- 
ning of European colonial domina- 
tion of the world. That is what the 
ruling powers want everyone to 
celebrate. But it won't go down 
like that. The oppressed people 
have a different view.. ..The prole- 
tariat and the oppressed peoples 
see nothing to celebrate. The 
Columbus anniversary is a cele- 
bration of mass murder, slavery 
and conquest. More: it exalts the 
continuing oppression of billions 1 
of people today. Columbus is' 
something only oppressors (or 1 
fools) could celebrate." 

Those who do not denounce this 
day, understand this, that if 
there's a track record and history . 
of killings here and worldwide by 
Columbus or whoever else, there | 
will never be, I repeat, never be 
justice or peace especially if its on ' 
stolen land. 

Hopefully you are open minded , 
people who do see this day as' 
wTong and will find it necessary | 
to contact your government offi- 
cials to have this observed holiday 

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for fact verification. They are due the Thursday before the Tuesday pub- 
lication. All submissions must be in good taste, truthful and free of mal- 
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the discretion of the editor. Anonymous letters will not be printed 
nor will names be withheld. If you wish your name to be withheld, 
we will not print the letter. All materials are subject to editorial alter- 

however believe that there are cer- 
tain requirements that must be 

So far, I'm sure the reader 
feels I am opposed to the formation 
of Purple Essence. This simply is 
not true, I am all for it. In a world 
where standards and guidelines 
are lowered everyday for those who 
can't meet them, I am pleased to 
see someone taking action rather 
than sitting around whining about 

their problems waiting on someone 
to fix it for them. I think a lot of 
people could learn from this 
including myself in some cases. 

If there is a barrier in life's 
highway you can't cross, take the 
road to another solution. 
Standards are set for a reason not 
to be lowered. I think this means a 
lot at Northwestern, after all isn't 

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Tuesdav, October 3, 1995 

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Lysistrata will open Oct. 11; play full 
ot sexual material 

Natchitoches sings the blues; local bands entertain 


by Heather Scullv 
Current Sauce 

Natchitoches is no longer the 
"City of Lights" instead try the 
"City of Blues." This is the latest 
trend to hit downtown 
Natchitoches, increasing revenue 
and popularity of local bands and 

The Open Hearth Deli on Front 
Street has been singing the blues 
every Wednesday and Friday 
nights since March of this year, 
and lately this trend has caught up 
to the Natchitoches community as 
well as out of town visitors. 

Proprietors Melissa and 
Conna Cloutier of the Open Hearth 

Deli opened their doors to new 
Natchitoches nightlife. 

According to Conna Cloutier, 
the outlet that has been provided 
starts with location. 

"We're blessed with location, 
trying to fill a void to provide an 
outlet for musicians." 

Another reason why Open 
Hearth supplies nightly blues is so 
tourists can have something to do 
at night. 

Before, the only thing tourists 
would do is either go to dinner or 
see a movie, but the Cloutiers have 
a leg up of what they think tourists 

"Being able to walk on Front 
Street, listening to music," Conna 

Cloutier said. 

Melissa Cloutier feels that by 
having more entertainment, the 
business gets better and by having 
city life entertainment, everyone is 

How is everyone benefited? Just 
ask Katrice Lacour. Katrice 
Lacour along with his brother 
Rainy are in River's Revue, B.B. 
Majors Band, and Jazz Trio play- 
ing at the Open Hearth. B.B. 
Majors band plays Wednesdays 
from 7 p.m.-lO p.m. The River's 
Revue performs Fridays at 7:30 
p.m.-10:30 p.m and Jazz Trio 
Brunch plays from noon until 3 

Lacour feels that it improves 

his stamina as well as other bands 
who are just starting. 

"It has given a growth of pop- 
ularity— gave recognition we 
never received but was there. 
Clubs didn't cater to everyone in 
this town," says Katrice Lacour. 

There is a variety of crowds and 
ages, ranging from 18 to 80 years 
old catering to all races. 

These people come from 
Northwestern, Louisiana School, 
and the community are all looking 
for one thing in common— a good 

"We feel we've given an outlet 
of 'in between' people who feel like 
they don't fit in anyplace else," said 
Katrice Lacour. 

Since word of mouth spread 
about blues coming to 
Natchitoches, revenue has 
increased for these businesses. 
Not only has it helped out the 
Open Hearth Deli but this has also 
helped Beaudoin's Pizza. 

Beaudoin's originally started 
live entertainment in December 
1993, but have improved their 
business over the years by adding 
a pizza kitchen. 

Owner Jerry Beaudoin feels 
that live entertainment and pizza 
go hand and hand. 

"I know a certain amount of 
people come here to listen to the 
band, with the intentions to order 
a pizza," said Beaudoin. 

B.B. Major's Band performs 
every Thursday and Sunday from 8 
p.m. until 12 a.m. 

So what's new for Natchitoches? 
Could Natchitoches have an oppor- 
tunity to host a jazz festival for 
North and Central Louisiana? 

According to Melissa Cloutier, 
"Natchitoches could be the next 
music mecca. Downtown 
Natchitoches could be known as 
the city of entertainment." 

When you think of 
Natchitoches what's the first thing 
that comes to mind? The answer, is 
blue. After all, Natchitoches is 
slowly turning that color before our 


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Lysistrata full of surprises 

bv Hank Cannon 
Current Sauce 

The theater department's pro- 
duction of Aristophanes' bawdy 
comedy Lysistrata, will open 
October 11 at 7 p.m. on the main 
stage in the A.A. Frederick's audi- 

The play, written in 411 B.C. 
during the Peloponnesian wars, is 
an anti-war story, though the solu- 
tion presented is very unusual. 

The women of Greece are led 
by Lysistrata who decides that the 
only way to make the men stop 
fighting is to have a sex strike. 
Robin Armstrong, a transfer stu- 
dent from Colin Community 
College in Piano, Texas portrays 

The show is directed by Dr. 
Terry Byars, associate professor of 
theater, who teaches acting, voice 
and movement, dramatic litera- 

ture, and playwriting. 

"The play was chosen because 
it has a timely theme," Byars said, 
"It's also a very popular show. It 
has been used as a staple in the- 
aters worldwide." 

According to Byars, Lysistrata 
is set in a "fantasy Babylon." It is 
brought to life by costume and set 
designer Sharon Foster. The sun 
shines bright and hot over golden 
buildings and green palm trees, 
and the people go around scantily 
clad to do something about the 

"The costumes alone will be 
worth the price of admission," 
Byars said, "they are quirky, 
absurd and delightful." 

Supporting the primary char- 
acters will be the old men's and old 
women's chorus. The choruses will 
be masked, a convention taken 
from the ancient custom of mask- 
ing the members of the chorus. 

In addition to sets and cos- 
tumes, Lysistrata will incorporate 
aspects of "comedia del arte" or 
physical comedy into the mix to 
create an enjoyable experience 
that the audience can appreciate. 

For Armstrong, who trans- 
ferred here this fall, Lysistrata is a 
surprise and a challenge. 

"It's a big honor to play such a 
big part in my first show. I'm look- 
ing forward to working with this 
cast and crew," Armstrong said. 

Despite all of the comedic ele- 
ments, Lysistrata definitely is not 
for all audiences. 

"The show is definitely 
parental guidance suggested'," 
said Byars, " There is a lot of sexu- 
al material in the show that isn't 
suitable for children." 

Lysistrata will run Oct. 11-14. 
For more information, contact the 
theater box office at 357-5819. 

Debate team plans for national tournament; Graham optimistic 

by Sail) Kralia 
Current Sauce 

The Debate Team at 
Northwestern State University 
has wasted no time this semester 
in resuming their quest for excel- 

The team consists of an eight 
member squad, and it is coached 
by Todd Graham, who has been 
involved with the debaters since 
they became nationally competi- 
tive six years ago. The squad has 
representatives of all classifica- 
tions from freshmen to seniors, 
and though no prerequisites or a 
s pec i fic n ,, i |i n jg lacr ui re d ^ al l the 

members have to have at least a 
3.0 grade point average. The 
squad is no longer accepting new 
debaters, but toward the end of the 
semester they will begin recruiting 
for next semesters squad. 

Since NSU's Debate Team is 
an intercollegiate squad, which 
means they compete against other 
colleges instead of only within 
their university, the squad 
requires funds in order to partici- 
pate in tournaments. 

According to Graham, no tour- 
naments are held in or around 
Louisiana. "They are held mostly 
in the East and the far West," said 
Graham , NSTJ fund* the squad's 

travels, and that allows time to be 
spent on practice and research, 
instead of fund raising. "The 
administration and faculty have 
always been very supportive," said 

Preparation for tournaments 
covers. a wide variety of activities 
and requires much practice time. 
The squad meets as a unit once a 
week to discuss past tournaments, 
hand out assignments, and 
research topics. Everyday of the 
week, however, debaters can be 
found putting in long hours prac- 
ticing and researching the semes- 
ters topic. 

MM ^Th i i^ern^ster^^s^ i gn^ d ^og i e - 

is "Should the United States 
change its foreign policy against 
Mexico." During a recent mid- 
September trip to the University of 
South Carolina, members of the 
squad got the opportunity to test 
their knowledge of the topic 
against other universities. One 
two member team competed in a 
prestigious National Round Robin 
tournament, where only six debate 
teams nationwide are invited to 

They finished in fifth place. 
In a separate tournament during 
the same week, a varsity and a 
junior division team competed and 
took f i fth and s econd places , 

In the future the squad , 
according to Graham, plans on 
traveling to places such as Kansas 
State University, the University of 
Utah, and also to California, where 
the national tournament is held 

each year. Graham is not expecting 
a repeat performance after win- 
ning the 1994 National Debate. 
He does, however, see great poten- 
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The Carnival Bizane 
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Cathedral have 
just released 
their newest 
metal album, 
The Carnival 
Cathedral, who 
are known for 
their unique 
style of gothic 
heavy metal, have changed the 
rules that state what a heavy 
metal album should sound like. 

Don't expect to hear scream- 
ing vocals, churning guitars and a 
heavy bass line that causes a 
migraine headache to surface. 
Instead, Cathedral has toned down 
the heaviness and brought . in a 
more melodic groove of classical 
guitar licks and tribal drumming. 

In order to show fans where 
their influences lie, Cathedral 
brought in Black Sabbath guitarist 
Tony Iommi to help keep the 
European themes alive in the song 
Utopian Blaster. 

The fun does not stop there as 
Cathedral leads their listeners 
through one song after another 
with a spellbinding performance. 
The title track features some of the 
most amazing combinations of 

by Derek Rabuek 
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lyrics that I have ever heard. 
Other songs, such as the cleverly 
entitled Fangalactic Supergoriae 
reach out and grab your eardrums. 

There is no need to don ear 
plugs with this album. Even 
though Cathedral continues dish- 
ing out lyrics that revolve around 
European fantasy, The Carnival 
Bizarre blends these lyrics with an 
almost mystical mixture. 


Crescent Fire Co. 
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their new 
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Co., Engine 
have stepped 
out of the 
way of record- 
ing an album. 

This is 
very evident 
whenever you 
look at the length of each song on 
the album. Every song, except one, 
are over five minutes in length. 
But, does this help or hurt the 
music on Crescent Fire Co.? Well, 
to answer that question, let's 
examine the music. 

The album starts off with an 
amazing performance. Continents 
Away reflects the ability of Engine 

to soothe their listeners into a sort 
of trance. 

You have to watch out or 
before you know it you'll catch 
yourself gently swaying to the 
melodic rhythms and hypnotic 
voice of lead singer P. Williams. 

If Continents Away doesn't 
capture your eardrums completely, 
there is no doubt that youH never 
make it past the second song, 
Practiced, without being addicted 
to the relaxing mixture of Engine's 

By the time the listener makes 
it to track six, Independence, they 
are already kicked back in a chair 
or spread out on the floor listening 
with closed eyes but very open 

If you would like a dose of 
music that does not assault your 
eardrums with a steady barrage of 
pounding rhythms or screaming 
vocals, check Engine out. 

One thing that I liked best 
about this album was the fact that 
even though almost all of the 
tracks are long, there was no rea- 
son to complain about how long the 
songs were. Instead, time seemed 
to fly by. 

I actually wish Crescent Fire 
Co. was a little longer because 
after the first listen, it becomes a 
great album to study to, and 
Palace of Fallen Majesty, shows 
the listener that you can still have 
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ed that AC/DC would record anoth- 
er album along the same lines 
musically as the'ir last release. 
Well, instead, AC/DC has removed 
the "back to basics" sound of The 
Razor's Edge. 

In the place of the bluesy gui- 
tar, growling vocals and immensely 
tongue-in-cheek lyrics, are guitars 
that sound like AC/DC at it's worst, 
mixed down vocals that are hard to 
distinguish and lyrics that are too 
corny, even for AC/DC. 

The first single, Hard As A 
Rock, gets annoying after the first 
minute has played. Other songs, 
such as Whiskey On The Rocks and 
Caught With Your Pants Down, 
show a lack of energy by a band 
whose popularity arose over the 
antics and adrenaline of its mem- 

The title track shows the lis- 
tener that the creativeness of a 
once great band may be fizzling 

Overall, Ballbreaker makes 
AC/DC's 1980's release Blow Up 
Your Video seem like a great album 
that is impossible to put down. 
There is no doubt that Ballbreaker 
is the worst AC/DC album to date. 

Comic fans prepare for 
Marvel vs. DC mini-series 



Guess what boys and girls? I'm finally doing some comic book 
reviews/previews. OK, you can go back to sleep now. 

Definitely THE comic book event of 1995-96 is the Marvel vs. DC 
mini-series. There have been match-ups before in the 1970's such as 
Spider-Man/Superman and Batman/Hulk. But whew, this takes the 
cake. There will be four issues at $3.95 each with 48 pages. 

Beginning in December, DC will release number one (and number 
four later on; Marvel has number two and three) with the early battles 
being Flash vs. Quicksilver, Thor vs Shazam, Robin vs. Jubilee (and 
brightest costumes), Sub-Mariner vs. Aquaman, Green Lanterns vs. 
Silver Surfer (coincidentally, this teamup occurs for the second time 
because they are scheduled to bump heads in November in a one-shot), 
and Elector vs. Catwoman. 

Why is this mini-series going to be such a hit? Could it be that it 
will be undoubtedly picked up by the news media? Will the two trading 
card sets that will commemorate this historic event? Nah. Because 
between the release of number two and number three, you, the reader, 
will get to vote for the winners at your local comic book store(s) in the 
following matches: Batman vs. Captain America, Hulk vs Superman, 
Superboy vs. Spider-Man, Wolverine vs. Lobo, and Wonder Woman vs. 
Storm! Is it me or have DC and Marvel become strange bedfellows as of 
late? Where's Oliver Stone when you need him? Hmmm... 

Speaking of Marvel, they successfully pleased one-half and p.o.ed 
their other half of Spider-Man fans. Marvel accomplished this not so 
small feat by having Peter Parker revealed as the clone and the "clone" 
aka Ben Reilly being the real Spider-Man. Supposedly, Peter Parker 
killed his clone waaaay back in Amazing Spider-Man number 149, but it 
turns out that the clone survived the ordeal. Recently, Peter has been 
pushed so close to the edge that he almost killed his wife, Mary Jane. I 
guess it would have been "Mary Jane's Last Dance"... *all the Tom Petty 
fans attack Derek*. So anyway, Peter decided to quit being Spider-Man 
after realizing his greatest responsibility is his unborn child (see 
Spectacular Spider-Man #229). And now, we have the new Spider-Man 
who is going by the nome de plume of the Scarlet Spider. Follow his new 
adventures in the recently renumbered Spidey titles such as Amazing 
Scarlet Spider #1 and Web of Scarlet Spider #1 (normal issue number- 
ing will start back in a couple months). Eventually, Scarlet Spider will 
choose to be the new "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" and receive a 
new costume in December. 

Well folks, my time is short this week so I gotta go call financial aid 
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Lady Demon cross country team| 
places third in state championship 

Demons beat No. 11 ranked Boise State 22-17 

Northwestern State coach 
Sam Goodwin had plenty of praise 
to pass around Monday on the 
heels of the Demons' dramatic 22- 
17 upset over No.ll-ranked Boise 
State Saturday night. 

Northwestern, which opens 
Southland Conference play at 
home Saturday night against 
Nicholls State, scored with 1:45 to 
go to beat Boise State. 

The Demons (3-2) swept SLC 
offensive and defensive "Player of 
the Week" awards. 

Tailback Clarence Matthews, 
who ran for 177 yards and two 
touchdowns, won the offensive 
honor while cornerback Kevin 
Rhodes, with 13 tackles among his 
credentials, was the defensive win- 

Rhodes was also voted 
Louisiana's defensive "Player of 
the Week." He recovered a fumble, 
caused a fumble, broke up a pass 
and made the tackle as Boise State 

tried to convert a fourth-and-one 
at the Demon 13-yard-line late in 
the third quarter after the Broncos 
took a 17-16 lead moments earlier. 

Northwestern made a big 
jump in voting for the Division I- 
AA Top 25 Monday, but didn't 
crack the poll. 

The Demons earned enough 
support to place 28th in the voting, 
12 spots better than last week. 
Boise State, No. 3 two weeks ago, 
fell from 11th to No. 19. 

Goodwin handed out the 
Demon's "Player of the Game" 
awards to fullback William 
Williber for offense, Rhodes and 
safety Troy Barnes on defense, and 
receiver Jermaine Jones for spe- 
cial teams play. 

Williber, a senior from 
Marksville, had a career-best 51 
yards rushing on seven carries, 
caught at 13-yard pass and had 
eight knockdown blocks. Two of 
the knockdowns came on 

Matthews' touchdown runs of 54 
yards in the first quarter and 36 
yards, for the winning points, with 
1:45 remaining. 

As the Demons drove 79 yards 
for the decisive score, Williber 
accounted for 24 yards on four 
straight plays with a 13-yard pass 
and three runs. He converted a 
third-and-1 with a two-yard dive 
just before Matthews' game win- 
ning touchdown. 

"William is one of those quiet 
guys who doesn't crave the lime- 
light but always does a good job," 
said Goodwin. "He had a super 
game Saturday." 

Barnes led the Demons with 
16 tackles and a forced fumble. 

Jones forced a fumble with a 
hit on punt coverage. The Demons 
didn't recover, but the play went 
for a 1-yard loss for the Broncos. 

Northwestern continues to 
lead the SLC and rank fifth in 
Division I-AA stats in net punting 

yardage (distance minus returns) 
with a 40.1 average. 

The victory at Boise State, 
said Goodwin, ranks among the 
best wins on the road in his 13 sea- 
sons at Northwestern. 

"We've had some great ones 
but this ranks close to the top," he 

"We beat a talented team, one 
that nearly won the national 
championship a year ago and a 
team that could win it this year." 

Topping Goodwin's list were 
the 1988 Southland Conference 
championship game win over No. 
1 -ranked Stephen F. Austin (20- 
17), along with the 1984 shutout 
victory (22-0) at Southern 
Mississippi and the season-open- 
ing 1987 win at No.2-ranked 
Arkansas State, snapping a 22- 
game ASU homefield win streak. 

"This one probably falls right 
in behind those three," said 

'We beat a talented team, one that nearly won 
the national championship a year ago and a 
team that could win it this year." 

- Sam Goodwin, head football coach 

"It's one to be proud of, but 
nothing we can hang on to. We've 
got our conference opener at home 
this weekend and it's going to be 

Also among Goodwin's per- 
sonal list of great road wins were 
two more victories in 1988, over a 
North Texas team ranked No.l a 
week before the Demons visited, 
and over Boise State in the first 
round of the I-AA playoffs. 

Victories at Northeast 
Louisiana in 1984, when the 
Indians were highly-ranked, and 
on a last-second field goal in 1986 
also made Goodwin's list. 

Northwestern picked up only 
one major injury in Saturday's 
game. Senior Terry Williamson, a 
backup linebacker and special 
teams standout, sprained an 
ankle and will miss 2-3 weeks. 

Starting offensive tackle Jody 
Ferguson, who has an ankle 
injury, tried to play but couldn't. 
He should be ready for the 
Nicholls game, said Goodwin. 

The Demons worked out for 
90 minutes Monday, correcting 
mistakes from the Boise State 
game and beginning installation 
of the game plan for Nicholls. 

Flag football highlights Intramural activities 

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For all of you football fans, 
the flag football competition is 
getting better and better each 
week. Be sure to attend a game of 
your favorite team each week. 

Games are held Monday 
through Thursday, 3:30 until 6:30 
p.m. with the season ending on 
Oct. 19. They are held on the IM 
fields, numbers three, four and 
five, and the ROTC fields, num- 
bers one and two. 

The IM/Rec. Sports Doubles 
Tennis Tournament will be held 
on Wednesday at 3 p.m. 
Competition will be held on the 
NSU courts between men's, 
women's, and mixed teams. If you 
would like to sign up please stop 
by at the Intramural Building, 
located near Roy Hall or call 357- 

Also, don't forget about our 

free daily aerobics classes. Classes 
are held Monday through 
Thursday, noon, 4:30 p.m. and 8 
p.m., and on Fridays, at noon. 
And, upcoming events for the 
month of October include: 
Racquetball, IM Volleyball, the 
Rec. Sports Half-Niter, 
Homecoming Fun Run, and Ghost 

The annual Intramural swim 
meet was held Sept. 13. The 
Catholic Student's Organization 
won first with Phi Mu coming in 
at second and Tri Sigma third. In 
the men's division Kappa Sigma 
placed first, Catholic Student 
Organization placed second, and 
Kappa Alpha and Sutton 
Slumlords tied for fourth. 

More information on these 
events will be provided at a later 
date. If you have any questions 
concerning events in the IM/Rec. 
Building or need information, call 

Flag Football Scores 

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Men's Greek 

Kappa Sigma 
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From Da Back 2 


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Hat to the Back 1 

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Cross country teams end with strong finish 

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Behind outstanding perfor- 
mances from Robin Meyers and 
Bridget Gharitty, the 
Northwestern State women's 
cross country team ran to a third 
place finish Saturday in the 
Louisiana Collegiate Cross 
Country Championships at the 
Demon Hills Golf Course. 

Northwestern's men's cross 
country team, led by Dylan 
Kennedy, finished fourth. 

Meyers, a sophomore from 
Fountain Hills, AZ, took home 
seventh place with a time of 
19:48, while Gharitty, a sopho- 
more from Pueblo, CO, came in 
15th after finishing the race in 

A junior from Bakersfield, 
CA, Kennedy came in 10th with 
a time of 26:32. 

Both Meyers and Kennedy 
were named All-Louisiana for 
finishing in the top ten. 

McNeese State won the 
women's title, with Northeast, 
NSU, USL, and Southeastern 
rounding out the top five. 

Northeast's Holly Forester 
had the top individual time of 
18:52 in the women's race, a 
5,000 meter run. 

Northwestern's Malissa 
Broach, Annette Leyba, and 
Julie Lessiter also contributed 
strong outings for the Lady 

Broach finished 19th with a 
time of 20:31, Leyba came in 
21st at 20:45, and Lessiter com- 
pleted the race in 21:05 to earn 
24th place. 

Lady Demon assistant 
coach Bridget Cobb was excited 
about her team's performance 
Saturday, especially considering 
difficulty of the course and 
humid conditions. 

"There's no way they could 
have run better," said Cobb. 
This is the best I've ever seen 
them compete." 

Kennedy finished the men's 
course, an 8,000 meter run, in 
26:32 to collect his 10th place 

Annette Leyba pushes hard to complete the race. The 
women's cross country team finished third. Photo m Mandy i ^ 

also won the men's overall title. 
La. Tech finished second, with 
NLU, NSU, and Nicholls State 
completing the top five. 

La. Tech's Damon Curtis 
won the men's individual title 
after completing the course in 

Coach Johnson feels the 
Demon Hills course is the best 
in the state and plans to hold 
the event annually. This course 
is the best cross country course 
in the state from both a competi- 
tor and spectator perspective." 

Jeremy Huffman's time of 
27:00 was good for 14th place, 
while Juan Londono (27:30) and 
Jon Nelson (27:38) finished 20th 
and 21st for the Demons. 

The Demon's Robert 
Bonner's time of 27:58 placed 
him 24th. 

This was the best race 
we've ever run," said head coach 
Leon Johnson. The men really 
stepped it up a notch for this 

McNeese State, with four 
of the top ten individual times, 

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Vol. 84, No. 11, 8 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 10, 1995 

Gubernatorial candidates talk about higher education 

bv Cordelia R Reew 
Current Sauce 

Northwestern got Louisiana's 
undivided attention last 
Wednesday when six of the seven 
candidates for governor came to 
the campus for the last debate 
before the gubernatorial election. 

Mary Landrieu, Buddy 
Roemer, Melinda Schwegmann, 
Robert Adley, Cleo Fields and Phil 
Preis all attended, but Mike 
Foster, the seventh candidate, did 
not attend due to concern over 
Hurricane Opal. 

Dr. Ron McBride, director of 
LISTN, said the entire debate was 
a success, especially for 

"The impact of having the 
debate on Northwestern's campus 
was wonderful," McBride said. 
"What [made] it good for 
Northwestern was that we were 
the only University to hold a 

Although LPB operated the 
cameras, several students helped 
out. These students held the cards 
that alerted the candidates to how 
much time they had left to answer 
a question. 

"The production value was 
excellent," McBride said. "LPB and 
CABL (Council for A Better 
Louisiana) were very complimen- 
tary. The whole production went 
off flawlessly." 

The candidates went through 
several rounds of questioning dur- 
ing the debate. The first round 
involved three journalists in the 
local coverage area asking the can- 
didates about things the candi- 
dates had allegedly been involved 
with in the past. 

In the second round, pre- 
selected audience members asked 
the candidates questions. Misty 
Mayeaux, SGA President, asked 
about funding for higher education 
and how candidates were going to 
keep students in Louisiana's col- 
leges and universities. 

The candidates agreed that 
higher education is underfunded 
and that funds need to be raised 
and protected from budget cuts. 
Landrieu suggested giving all 
gambling proceeds to education, 
while Adley argued that the state 
needs to stop spending money on 
inmates, and spend it on educa- 

"We're taxing our college stu- 

dents out of a higher education," 
Fields said. "We tax students 
every year. We raise the tuition. 
We cut education. Our parents are 
already caught in the middle. We 
have some parents who make a lit- 
tle bit too much money to qualify 
for government assistance, but 
don't make enough money to send 
their kids to college, and our 
tuition is going up everyday. We 
need to protect higher education 

Later, candidates were asked 
where they would cut the budget 
so that more money will not be 
taken from higher education. 
Roemer suggested cutting the 
amount of money going to 
Medicaid, but Adley recommended 
cutting administrative costs with- 
in the education system itself. 
Landrieu restated her position 
that all gaming proceeds should go 
to education. 

Community colleges were also 
a topic of debate. Schwegmann 
said she believes in a community 
college system, but that they 
would need to be bridged with vo- 
tech schools and four year univer- 
sities. Preis said that community 
colleges are a good idea and that 

Mary Landrieu, Buddy Roemer and Phil Preis were just three of the gubernatorial candi- 
dates to participate in the debate held at Northwestern last week Photo by Eric Dutile 

they should be started off at the 
four year universities to save 

The debate ended with the 
candidates asking each other ques- 
tions. A reception was held after- 

wards in the Hanchey Art Gallery. 

Jonathan Gauthier, an educa- 
tion major, was impressed with 
what the candidates had to say 
about education. 

"I agree with Mary Landrieu," 

Gauthier said. "I believe that edu- 
cation is the key. If it's not being 
stressed, then there is no future. If 
we have better educated people, 
we'll have a brighter future." 

Darren Rivers trial 
postponed again 

by Jane Baldwin-Gibby 
Current Saucl 

The Darren Rivers trial will tentatively begin Nov. 13 because of 
another postponement by the defense, according to the Sabine Parish 
District Attorney's Office. 

This is the third time the trial has been rescheduled. According to 
Charles Brown, Darren Ray River's attorney, the trial was postponed so 
Rivers could see a psychiatrist. "It was necessary," Brown said. Brown 
would not comment on why it was necessary for Rivers to seek psychi- 
atric help. 

Brown would not comment on whether Rivers would plea temporary 
insanity along with his not guilty plea against his charges of one count 
of second degree murder of Theresa Rivers (no relation to Darren 
■Rivers), former senior archeology student, and one count of attempted 
second degree murder of Vernon Rivers, husband of Theresa Rivers. 

Mrs. Rivers was fatally shot, and Vernon Rivers was also shot at 
11:30 p.m. after breaking into a vacant house on the Murdock Farm Road 
in search of a diary. 

According to James Alfice Brumley Jr., Sabine Parish sheriff, 
[[Darren Rivers heard them breaking into the house and shot at them 
because he thought they were burglars. Mrs. Rivers was shot in the left 
thigh and left arm from the buckshot, and Vernon Rivers was shot in the 

Brumley said Mrs. Rivers bled to death while in route to the hospi- 
tal in her husband's truck. 

Darren Rivers is presently being held in the Sabine Parish 
Detention Center in Many. 

Mrs. Rivers was supposedly working on a personal project with the 
Apache-Choctaw Indians. She found an old map at a pawn shop that 
showed a diary was in the abandoned house she and her husband broke 
into containing information for her project. 

Drumline Practice 

Members of the Spirit of Northwestern Marching band drum line practice before performing the halftime 
show at the NSU vs. Nicholls State game Saturday Photo by Mandy Eaton 

LISTN telecasts second conference centered on "smart discipline" ,ur of homes to he ® n weekend 

by Derek Rabuck 
Current Sauce 

Susan Uicbcrt 
Current Sauce 

The Louisiana Instructional Satellite 
Telecommunications Network and the PBS Adult Learning Satellite 
Service hosted "Turning Around the Difficult Student," a live interactive 
telecast, last Thursday. 

"Turning Around the Difficult Student" was the second telecast cen- 
tered around the educational text, Smart Discipline for the Classroom, 
written by Dr. Larry Koenig. Koenig, a psychologist from the Baton 
Btouge area, discussed various measures to help teachers control students 
who are disruptive during class periods. 

According to R. Chip Turner, Teleconferencing Coordinator for 
LISTN, "Turning Around the Difficult Student" was targeted toward giv- 
ing teachers pointers on how to deal with the challenges that arise when 
I they are confronted with disruptive students in their classroom. 

Mixing live discussion, pre-taped interviews with teachers and even 
short dramatic skits, "Turning Around the Difficult Student" was the 
finale of year long project for the LISTN program. 

Even though the "Smart Discipline" project was a huge benefit to the 
teachers who attended or watched via PBS, "Smart Discipline" was very 
significant to the LISTN program here at Northwestern. According to 
Dr. Ron McBride, the director of the LISTN program, the "Smart 
Discipline" project was LISTN's "first entrance into a national market." 

According to McBride, "This project is a shining example of bringing 
people and progress together." This statement rings true when examining 
the area of the country that was affected by the "Smart Discipline" pro- 
ject. The second telecast was broadcasted to 31 states and two foreign 

The telecast also opened up several opportunities for LISTN and the 
University as a whole. The "Smart Discipline" project gave the LISTN 
program a chance to work with one of the biggest operators of satellite 
programming. The project also opened up doors for future projects 

"This project is a shining 
example of bringing people 
and progress together." 

Dr. Ron McBride, director of LISTN 

between LISTN and PBS that will be very important to the pro- 
gram and to the university in the years to come. As educational pro- 
gramming grows, the combined efforts of groups such as PBS and 
LISTN will be important to the quality and success of future pro- 

The "Smart Discipline" project also gave LISTN a chance to 
work with various cable companies as well. According to Turner, 
relations with cable outlets will become very important as projects 
of this caliber develop in the future. "It gives us another way to dis- 
tribute the programming," Turner said. 

With NSU being the only university doing full scale satellite 
video conferencing in the state, successful collaborations between 
LISTN and various broadcasting outlets reflect the positive influ- 
ence that LISTN has upon NSU. 

Another important aspect of satellite programming such as 
"Smart Discipline" is that it allows the students who work for 
LISTN a chance to be exposed to programming on a professional 
level and to gain valuable experience that will be beneficial in the 

Projects such as "Smart Discipline" sh ow the commitment of 
the LISTN group at NSU to continue broadcasting high quality 
educational programming. 

Students can enjoy this year's 
Natchitoches Tour of Homes now 
in its 41st year, but don't expect to 
see the exact same things offered 
on previous tours. 

Both the Natchitoches 
Historic Foundation and the 
Association for the Preservation of 
Historic Natchitoches have 
changed their tours quite a bit. 

"Our tour is going to take a 
different approach this year," 
Steve Horton, chairperson for the 
NHF Tour of Homes and professor 
of journalism, said. "We have 17 
properties on the tour, which will 
have a little something for every- 

"Our visitors will be able to 
sip mint juleps on the veranda at 
Beau Fort or watch a battle at 
Magnolia that actually took place 
there. Our visitors will know what 
life was like at these homes; they'll 
feel like they've been part of the 
history at the homes." 

NHF is also focusing on the 
restoration of their homes. 

"The restoration of our homes 
is far more impacting than the 
period furniture. If people are 
interested in saving a house, this 
is the tour for them," Horton said. 

New to the APHN tour is the 
Nelken-DeBlieux- Wright House. 

This is a magnificent home," 
Maxine Southerland, chairperson 
for the APHN Tour of Homes. "And 

not only is the home magnificent 
but visitors will also be interested 
in the gardens here. We will also 
offer a look at life on a working 
plantation, Magnolia. What most 
people enjoy here are our interpre- 
tations of Miss Cammie Henry, 
Lyle Saxon and Marie Therese. 

"The Lemee House gardens 
will be the highlight of the tour," 
Southerland said. "But the garden 
at the Laureate House is also of 
equal interest. In the time when 
this garden first began there were 
no nurseries, so neighbors shared 
clippings with one another for gar- 
dens. That's how this garden came 
to be." 

Tickets for each group's tour 
are available at the Natchitoches 
Parish Tourist Commission. Each 
group will also offer tickets at their 
headquarters during the tours. 
APHN tour packages will be avail- 
able at the Lemee House on 
Jefferson Street while the NHF 
tour packages will be available at 
their 550 Second Street location or 
at the Taylor Home on 320 
Jefferson Street. 

City tours are all within 
walking distance, but the Cane 
River tours are 20 minutes south 
of Natchitoches. 

For more information on 
tours offered by the Natchitoches 
Historic Foundation, call 352- 
0990. For more information on 
tours offered by the Association for 
the Preservation of Historic 
Natchitoches, call 352-8604. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 1995 


Todd Graham named 1995 Pelham National 
Debate Coach of the Year 

Campus Briefs 

Midterm grades: Midterms grades can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. Oct 18 in the Student Union Ballroom. A picture ID is 
required. Midterm grades will not be available for pick-up after Oct 18. 
The final day to resign and drop courses with a grade of "W" or change 
from a credit to an audit is Oct 20. 

National Debate Coach of the Year: Todd Graham, nsu direc- 
tor of debate, has been named the 1995 Pelham National Debate Coach 
of the Year. Graham, 30, is the youngest recipient of the award. 
According to Graham, the award has traditionally been one of lifetime 
achievement. Under Graham's leadership, Northwestern won the 1994 
Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship in its 
fourth year of existence. NSU has had the top debate program over the 
past five years, winning more debate rounds than any collegiate team. 

B-Term registration: Registration will be held in departments Oct. 
- 12-13. Late registration and the last day to add or change a B-term 

schedule will be Oct 16. For more information pick up a B-Term sched- 
] ule from the Registrar's Office. 
• • 'V. is - 

Early registration for spring semester: Student schedule request 
; cards can be picked up Nov 15-16 in the Student Union Ballroom, 
i Advising and early registration will be held in departments Nov. 15-16 

as well. 

Calendar of Events 

Tom Hanson 
makes big 
plans for 

by jq mifer Reynolds 

Tuesday, Oct. 10 

Final day for 
removal of "I" grades 

7 p.m.-SAB movie, 
Tommy Boy in The Alley 

NSU at 


Wednesday, Oct. 11 

at 2 p.m. 

Run-offs for 



Thursday, Oct. 12 

2 pin. -SAB movie, 
Tommy Boy in The Alley 

Run-offs for Ms. 
NSU in the Student 

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The Computer Information 
Center here at Northwestern has 
recently received a new Director of 
Information Systems, Dr. Tom 

Hanson was promoted to this 
position at the beginning of the 
Fall 1995 semester. As Director, 
Hanson is responsible for not only 
all the computer systems on cam- 
pus, but also the university's insti- 
tutional research. 

Though Hanson is new to the 
Computer Information Center, he 
is not new to Northwestern. He 
has been on staff here since 1990 
as an associate professor of math. 

When asked how his new job 
differs from his past positions at 
Northwestern, Hanson responded, 
"It's different. There are certain 
things about it I enjoy and certain 
things about it I don't enjoy. I 
miss being in the classroom. ..But 
I'm also having a lot of fun over 

Originally from Rochester, 
New York, Hanson attended the 
University of Georgia and received 
his doctorate in mathematics in 

"My parents were both grad- 

Senior Day 

Joe Warner from Shreveport talks with a representative from the Scholars' 
College during Senior Day held Saturday. Photo by Gary Gallien 

uate students of the University of 
Georgia, my grandparents were 
graduate students there, and their 
parents, and so forth, " Hanson 

Hanson first began teaching 
at Florida University and he 
remained there for five years. He 
then went to work with IBM corpo- 
ration from 1973 to 1984 doing 
various jobs such as planning 
manager, salesman and teacher. 

Hanson's wife of 33 years is a 

short story writer here in 
Natchitoches working out of the 
home. Hanson also has two chil- 
dren with careers of their own. 
His son is a policeman in Winston 
Salem, N.C., and his daughter is a 
physician in Nashville, Tenn. 

"After being here five 'years I 
feel like I've been here my entire 
life," Hanson said. "We've made 
some wonderful friends here." 

"It's a really exciting time for 
us in computer information. I see 

a lot of things ahead. It's gonna 
keep this a busy place," Hanson 
said. "We're here to provide ser- 
vice to the University and to the 

Hanson seems positive about i 
the outlook of his new job and is 
enthusiastic about what lies I 
ahead. "I can't say we've encoun- j 
tered any major problems and i 
we've experienced nothing but J 
cooperation from everyone on cam- • 

All NSU Student Organizations 

Here are the times for Potpourri organization photos. Times are nonnegotiable, 
If you are not chartered your photo will be pulled from the yearbook. Please 
arrive 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled time. If you are late, 

the photographers will go on without you. 

Tuesday, October 10 

6:00 - 6:10 Phi Mu 

6:10-6:20 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

6:20-6:30 Kappa Alpha 

6:30 - 6:40 Kappa Sigma 

6:40 - 6:50 Baptist Student Union 

7:00 - 7:10 Catholic Student Organization 

7:10-7:15 Phi Mu Alpha 

7:15-7:20 Kappa Kappa Psi 

7:20 - 7:25 Black Student Association 

7:25 - 7:30 Student Government Association 

7:30-7:35 Student Activities Board 

7:35-7:40 Blue Key 

7:40-7:45 Purple Jackets 

7:45-7:50 Order of Omega 

8:00 - 8:05 Black Knights Drill Team 

8:05-8:10 Rifle Team 

8:10-8:15 Swamp Demons 

8:15 - 8:20 Music Educators National Conference 

8:20-8:25 PhiBootaRoota 

8:25-8:30 Sigma Alpha Iota 

8:30 - 8:35 Student Theater Union at 

8:35 - 8:40 Tau Beta Sigma 
8:40-8:45 Bowling Team 
8:45 - 8:50 Latter Day Saints Association 
8:50 - 8:55 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
8:55 - 9:00 Wesley Westminister Foundation 

Wednesday. October 11 

6:00 - 6:05 Argus 
6:05 - 6:10 KNWD 
6:10-6:15 Current Sauce 
6:15-6:20 Greek Council 

6:20 - 6:25 Interfratemity Council 

6:25 - 6:30 Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 

6:30 - 6:35 Panhellenic Association (NPC) 

6:35 - 6:40 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:40 - 6:45 Alpha Phi .Alpha 

6:45-6:50 Delta Sigma Theta 

7:00-7:05 Phi Beta Sigma 

7:05-7:10 Sigma Gamma Rho 

7:10 - 7:15 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

7:15 - 7:20 Theta Chi 

7:20-7:25 Beta Gamma Psi 

7:25 - 7:30 Animal Health Technicians 

7:30-7:35 Phi Beta Lambda 
7:35 - 7:40 Society for the Advancement of 

7:40 - 7:45 Anthropological Society 
7:45-7:50 Beta Beta Beta 
8:00-8:05 Northwestern Association 

Family- and Consumer Sciences 
8:05 - 8:10 Forestry and Wildlife 

Conservation Club 
8.10-8:15 Kappa OmicronNu 
8:15-8:20 I.E.E.E. 
8:20 - 8:25 BAACHUS/SPADA 
8:25 - 8:30 Black Student Task Force 
8:30-8:35 Circle K 
8:35 - 8:40 College Democrats 
8:40-8:45 College Republicans 
8:45-8:50 College Libertarians 
8:50-8:55 Council of Ye Revels 
8:55 - 9:00 Flight Team 

Thursday , October 12 

6:00 - 6:05 Gavel Club 

6:05 - 6:10 Images 
6:10 - 6:15 Inspirational Mass Choir 
6:15 - 6:20 International Student Organization 
6:20 - 6:25 Knights of the Round Table Chess 

6:25 - 6:30 Non-Traditional Student Organization 
6:30 - 6:35 Northwestern Amateur Radio Club 
6:35 - 6:40 Kappa Mu Epsilon 
6:40-6:45 National Association for 

Industrial Technology 
6:45 - 6:50 Student Alumni Foundation 
7:00-7:05 Bat Girls 
7:05 - 7:10 Students for Choice 
7:10-7:15 Student/Faculty Fomm 
7:15 - 7:20 Student Personnel Association 
7:20 - 7:25 Toastmasters Club 
7:25 - 7:30 Alpha Lambda Delta 
7:30-7:35 Phi Eta Sigma 
7:35 - 7:40 Phi Kappa Phi 
7:40 - 7:45 Alpha Kappa Delta 
7:45 - 7:50 Der Deutsche Klub 
8:00 - 8:05 Indian Students & Faculty 

8:05 - 8:10 Le Circle Francais 
8:10-8:15 LosAmigos 
8:15-8:20 Phi Alpha Theta 
8:20-8:25 Pre-Law Society 
8:25-8:30 Psi Chi 
8:30-8:35 Psychology Club 
8:35 - 8:40 PRSSA 
8:40-8:45 Sigma Tau Delta 
8:45-8:50 Social Work Club 
8:50 - 8:55 Society of Professional 

8:55 - 9:00 Association of the U S Army 

Tuesday, October 10, 1995 

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Student advising jus1 
1 with a new computer i 

: got easier- 

New academic advising program, ON COURSE, helps meet student needs 

by Judy Giles 
Current Sauce 

With the growing number of 
students attending Northwestern, 
the Academic Advising office is 
striving to meet its needs through 
a new computer program, ON 

ON COURSE is an on-line 
degree audit and advisement com- 
puter system developed by Dr. Ed 
Graham and Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, Coordinator of 
Professional Development, and 
Christi Durr. 

ON COURSE compiles an 
audit in relation to requirements 
for a major field of study. Dr. 
Randall Webb, dean of instruction 
and graduate studies, is excited 
about the systems capabilities. 

Janey Barnes, program coor- 
dinator, said, "The national aver- 
age for a student to change majors 
is three times." 

The University desires to 
serve more people more effectively 
in their selection and interest. The 
goals are to provide ready access to 
updated information by a comput- 
erized system accessible by faculty 
and students. 

One of Webb's personal goals 
is the hope that in the future stu- 
dents would receive an audit along 
with their grades in the mail. 

"By the end of this semester 
all graduates will be run ON 
COURSE to verify graduation 
qualifications, "he said. 

Webb was instrumental in 
establishing the Office of Academic 
Advising and Help for Students 
with Disabilities in Fall of 1994. 
Barnes, formerly with Student 
Support Services, was installed as 
coordinator of the program, now 
located on the third floor of Watson 

Webb credits Title III of the 
Higher Education Act of 65, grant 
availability of which the primary 
purpose is Student Retention by 
enhancing student academic suc- 
cess through academic advising, 
career counseling and job place- 

"We were not required to 
establish a Center, but with the 
leadership and support of Dr. 
Robert Alost, President, and Dr. 
Edward Graham, Vice President of 
Academic Affairs, we were able to 
do this," said Webb. "For those of 
us at the University who truly 
believe it is really our mission to 
develop students to the fullest of 
their potential and to change their 
lives for the better, then we've got 
to believe strongly in academic 
advising, because it is in situa- 
tions like that where differences to 
the betterment can be made." 

Webb does a lot of academic 
advising in his office with students 
screened by the Center, as well as 
any student who needs some direc- 
tion or just wants to talk. This is 
in addition to students seeking a 
BA in General Studies who are 
required to go through his office. 

"We're going to always sit 
down and talk with these students, 
he said. "This is central to the mis- 
sion of the University. A student 
oriented university is one of our 
basic goals, stealing directly from 
our admissions statement. Then 
we're gonna want to provide stu- 
dents with the support they need. 
We felt the best way to do this was 
through this Center." 

The Academic Advising 
Center addresses the needs of not 
only students with disabilities, but 
also any student whose ACT scores 
indicate the need for remedial 
courses in math or English. Many 
times they are in need of acquiring 
academic skills to insure success in 
college level work. 

Janey Barnes holds a MA in 
Education, NCC and LPC. Her 
counseling qualifications allow her 
to work effectively with anxiety 
disorders using techniques of de- 
sensitization. Anxiety can be relat- 
ed to any subject such as math or 
foreign language. It is also associ- 
ated with testing in general. 

The Center offers special 
classes that are intensive develop- 
ment options with a duration of 3 
1/2 weeks. 

Presently there are 47-50 stu- 
dents enrolled. The structure is 
more relaxed and informal ( some- 
times round table as opposed to 
desk arrangement). With the class 
size of approximately 12, there is 
more one on one with the teacher. 
These advantages are especially 

Two student workers help Janey Barnes with all the paperwork for the students 
who need academic advising 

beneficial to the hearing or visual- 
ly impaired student. 

The obvious advantage of this 
program is the possibility of com- 
pleting remedial courses in one 
semester, allowing the student to 
register the following semester for 

core requirements in math and 
English. As well as being time and 
cost effective, the student has 
learned some invaluable coping 
mechanisms to utilize, not only in 
academics, but throughout life. 

Janey Barnes works closely 

Photo by Gary Gallien 

with Dr. Vera Bonnette, the 
Retention Management Systems 
Coordinator, to focus on individual 
and group needs. 

Last spring more than 500 
students registered through the 
Academic Advising Center. 

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Columnist takes a look at the implications of 
the O.J. verdict 

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Our View 

Would you not repeat that 


Well, well, well, time for a new governor. NSU recently hosted 
a televised debate between some of the major candidates, and 
it was well organized and put together. That, however, is 
where the accolades end. Afterward many comments ranged from dis- 
appointment to frustration. When we think about the details of the 
debate itself, none of the candidates stood out. As a matter of fact, they 
all sounded pretty much the same. Granted they had some slightly dif- 
ferent views, but to a one, they were all saying what they thought the 
people most likely to vote for them wanted to hear. 

From former governor Buddy Roemer and his pathetic Newt 
Gingrich impersonation to Cleo Fields reciting of every bill he sup- 
ported in Congress that somehow funnel federal money into that 
strangely-shaped, unconstitutional district of his. Half of the candi- 
dates are running under the "I'm an outsider" banner, even though 
most already held a political office. And don't forget that education is 
the answer to all our problems. 

We do not mean to single out any candidate or idea for praise or 
ridicule. In fact, that is the whole point. Most candidates for political 
office these days are saying only slightly different versions of the same 
thing: what they think the public wants them to say. How many exam- 

'Yes indeed, that is politics, and 
politics are not what we need." 

pies are there of politicians who say one thing and do another? Two 
notables are George Bush's famous "Read my lips, no new taxes," and 
Bill Clinton's "middle-class tax cut." The state of Louisiana is also 
replete with its own examples. 

On the example of education, let's take a quick look at what the 
different candidates had to say about that. In response to SGA 
President Misty Mayeux's question about higher education funding 
Mary Landrieu said she to give all the gambling money to education. 
Robert Adley wants to take money away from prison luxuries and give 
it to education. Cleo fields wants to... "protect higher education fund- 
ing," whatever that means. Buddy Roemer thinks we should trim 
Medicaid to fund it. Melinda Schwegmann and Phil Preis also agree 
that it is a serious matter and want to a start community college sys- 
tem. The bottom line is that all six of them say they want to give more 
money to higher education. Why are they all saying that? Because it 
sounds good. Besides, if one of them didn't the others would accuse 
them of wanting to keep our state ignorant. So, we have six candidates 
that stand for the same thing because they think that's what we want 
them to stand for. 

So what? Big deal. That's just politics. Yes indeed, that is poli- 
tics, and politics are not what we need. We need leadership. A politi- 
cian says what he or she thinks we want to hear be it chain gangs or 
more education. A leader says what he or she thinks, period. This is 
what made Ronald Reagan such a great leader. Like him or not, every- 
one knew what he stood for: lower taxes and a stronger defense. 
Debate the effects of his policies all you want, but the fact will always 
remain that he led while so many today merely follow the polls. 

It may or may not be worth noting the absence of Mike Foster 
from the debate. Still, his absence may in fact work to his advantage. 
In a debate where all six candidates said different versions of the same 
thing, he is now effectively distanced from that. 

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What I'm saying is... 


The Fall semester, well under 
way, has brought with it an even 
greater margin of Non-Traditional 
Students along with the record 
number of Freshman. 

By now, most of you have 
grown aware of the unique charac- 
teristics that can be found among 
the Northwestern Family. It may 
prove useful to know some of the 
strong opinions among the faculty. 
However, let me assure you, that 
we are blessed with professors and 
staff that are approachable, friend- 
ly and for the most part, have a ter- 
rific sense of humor. 

So use your imagination! 
WHAT IF...??? 

Professor Malcolm 
Braudaway...Lost access to the 
Internet? What would he do in his 
leisure time? 

Dr. Donald Ryan... Left his 
tenure at Northwestern to become 
a diplomatic ambassador in the 
middle east. The math depart- 
ment would never be the same! 

Professor Neil Cameron. ..Lost 
all his hats and his sense of 
humor? Could he still write a col- 
umn in the Natchitoches Times? 
Would he still teach? 

Dr. John Barber... Someone 
removed his car cover? Could he 
find his Ford in the parking lot? 

Dr. Nick Lecatis... Suddenly 

developed a Cajun accent and a 
desire to teach in Thibodeaux, 
Louisiana? How do you pronounce 
?Preguntas? in Cajun! 

Professor John Price. ..Gave 
up all forms of Pork for Lent, and 
developed a craving for brussel 
sprouts and mineral water?(What 
next? A guest spot on the Maury 
Povich Show?) 

Dr. Alex Aichinger... Accepted 
an appointment to head GREEN 
PEACE INTL??? Might this lead 
to a Clinton-Aichinger 
Presidential ticket??? 

Dr. Roland 
Pippen... Organized a field trip to 
observe the sociological effects of 
Budweiser and Country Music on 
the cognitive processes of students 
in a Red-neck Environment? 

Mike Sheehan.. .Became emo- 
tionally involved with his comput- 
er? Would they be able to continue 
a professional relationship? 

Dr. Robert Alost... Traded 
places with Miss Margie in the 

cafeteria? Would we still get our 
daily hugs? 

Dr. Kass Byrd...Sold her 
Toyota and rode her horse to 
school? Would Chief Rick Williams 
issue her a $25 parking ticket. 

The Student Population 
...Resolved never to bring their 
cars to school? Could 
Northwestern meet its payroll? 

Professor Roosevelt 
Toussaint...Was assigned to teach 
a section comprised of Math 
Anxious Students? (Bless his 

Dr. Roma 
Veuleman... retired?? God help 

Bill Brent.. .During a burst of 
enthusiasm, fell off his ladder dur- 
ing a football game? Would the 
"Band Play On"?? 

Columnist Judy 
Giles... Thanks everyone men- 
tioned above for their part in cre- 
ating the atmosphere we all enjoy 
at Northwestern. ( And for being 
such good material! ) 

Important lesson to be learned from O. J. ruling 

Guest Columnist 


Not guilty? Can you believe 
it? Well, I sure can. 

The months of tension-filled 
and action-packed suspense have 
finally reached a climax. O. J. has 
been acquitted of all charges and is 
now a free man. 

Has justice been served, or 
has a guilty man gone free? 

These are the questions that 
are being asked in living rooms, at 
kitchen tables, business offices, in 
classrooms, on talk shows and col- 
lege campuses across the world. 
Questions like these are very hard 
to answer. 


Because everyone has had his 
own opinion or theory about this 
case since the day of O. J.'s infa- 
mous chase in the white Bronco. 

It no longer really matters 
whether you or I believe O. J. is 
guilty. Despite many claims to the 
contrary, justice has indeed been 
served. A man has sacrificed a 
year of his life and has been judged 
by a group of his peers. It is time 
for us, the public, to LET GO. 

Let's face facts. 

The prosecution did not prove 
its case— a case that was built on 

tampered evidence and flawed the- 
ories. The jury had a list of fifteen 
questions they wanted answered. 
Surprise, surprise, the prosecution 
did not answer them. 

What other recourse did the 
jury have other than to come back 
with a "not-guilty" verdict? 

Some may feel that this rea- 
soning is too logical and does not 
take into account the suffering and 
pain that was a result of these 
murders, but that is what our legal 
system is built on. Logical theo- 
ries and proof that support them 
are what was missing from the 
prosecution's case. 

The point of this column is not 
to debate 0. J.'s guilt or innocence, 
that point should no longer be 
debatable. However, the point is to 
address the issue of the case and 
its impact on us as a society. 

For many, this case has been 
an eye-opener in regard to the race 
issue. Race will always be a factor 

and it is time people realized it. It 
is up to us as individuals and as a 
whole to decide whether it will be a 
positive or negative factor. 

After the announcement of 
the verdict, students viewing in 
the Alley almost came to blows 
over something that has already 
been decided. The room became 
completely segregated with whites 
on one side and African-Americans 
on the other. This serves no pur- 
pose. It is time for society to pre- 
vent race from being the deciding 
factor in a murder trial. 

The only way to do that is to 
educate people like Mark Furman. 
Racists are not born; they are 
taught -taught to hate and dis- 
criminate. Now is when mending 
the rift between the races should 
be a primary concern. Being here 
at Northwestern, a place of higher 
learning, should give us the incen- 
tive to make a difference. Let's 
start today. 

SGA hopes new ideas will help promote students' interests 

The President's corner 


In an attempt to make 
Northwestern State University 
truly a place where the students 
come first, the Student 
Government Association is work- 
ing hard this semester. In the 
past, problems with the internal 
workings of the student govern- 

ment as a liaison between admin- 
istration and students has ham- 
pered with the growth and popu- 
larity of the SGA. Fortunately, 
with a new school year comes new 
and creative ideas that will enable 
the government to promote stu- 
dent interests with a new twist. 

Problems with election codes 
identified in the spring have been 
reviewed, and better steps have 
been taken in order to insure that 
a legitimate and democratic form 
of government will prevail. 

The SGA is also proud of sev- 
eral new projects such as the new 
call boxes that were recently 
installed on campus, in addition to 
the gubernatorial debate that that 
was held on October 4. Important 
issues, such as parking, commuter 
car pools, dorm security, and pro- 
motion of student participation in 
campus activities are all concerns 
that the SGA is working diligently 
on in order to better suit the needs 
of our fellow students. 

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Campus Connect ions 

Zeta Phi Beta 

Showtime at the Apollo-Zeta 
Style will be held October 18th in 
the Alley at 8:00 p.m. If you are 
interested in participating or for 
mo -e information please call 357- 
8402 or 352-1035. All proceeds will 
go to the Boys & Girls Club. 

Delta Sigma Theta 

If there any males who are 
still interested in Delta's distin- 
guished gentleman's calendar 
pageant, please contact Shenika 
Baisley at 352-8897 or Pearl 
Richard at 352-7430. In order to 
get information packet. 

Scholars' College 

The Louisiana Scholar's 
College will conduct the first-ever 
"Post Theatre Discussion" on 
Oct. 12th, following the conclusion 
of Lysistrata. Come, watch the 
play, and take part in a 
question/answer session about 
obscenity, sex, feminism, and poli- 

Blood Drive 

Come be a part of a life-saving 
, event! Northwestern and 

I Scholars' College are hosting a 
blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 24 
through Thursday, Oct. 26. The 
J drive will be held from 10:00 a.m. 

until 3:00p.m. in the Student 
Union Ballroom all three days.The 
Louisiana Blood Center needs all 
blood types at this time, anyone 
who has not donated in the last 
eight weeks is invited to partici- 
pate. Our goal is to receive 200 
units. Donors must be between the 
ages of 17 and 75; must be in rela- 
tively good health (no colds, sore 
throats, or congestion); have no 
prior history of hepatitis; have 
eaten a good meal prior to donat- 
ing; know all the names of all med- 
ications presently taking; must be 
off antibiotics for at least; 72 hours 
prior to donating; must not have 
received any tatoos within the past 
year. It is recommended that you 
eat a good meal within four hours 
prior to donating 

Social Work Club 

NSU Social Work Club wel- 
comes guest speakers, Cynthia 
Ham, BSW/ Case Manager, and 
Christopher Jackson, M. A., 
Assistant Program Director, with 
Family Crisis Center, spoke 
October 2, in room 309, Kyser Hall 
to the monthly meeting of the 
Social Work Club. 

Amateur Radio Club 

Northwestern's Amateur 
Radio Club, in Cooperation with 
the National Oceanic and 

Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA) Skywarn program, are 
proud to present an Introductory 
Storm Spotters class on 
Wednesday in Studio A, Kyser Hall 
from 7 p.m.-lO p.m. The program 
will be conducted by the National 
Weather Service (NWS) Office in 
Shreveport and will include certifi- 
cation. All interested parties are 
invited to attend this very special 
program. Also at this time we are 
planning an Advanced Spotters 
class to be given in early 
November, to be eligible for this 
class you must have taken the 
Intro class. 

Phi Mu 

Don't forget study hall this 
week. You have to have all your 
hours to go to the exchanges. Dress 
up on Monday and wear your let- 
ters on Wednesday. 

Purple Jackets 

There will be a meeting next 
Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:15 a.m. in the 
Purple Jacket room. Don't forget to 
take your yearbook picture in the 
Ballroom at 7:40 p.m. tonight. 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Remember to take pictures at 
7:25 p.m. on Thursday in the 
Student Union Ballroom. 

Forestry and Wildlife 

Conservation Club 

The next FWCC meeting will 
be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in 
Rm. 101 of Bienvenu Hall. We will 
discuss the upcoming Forestry 
Awareness Week activities. All new 
members and guests are wel- 
comed. Don't forget that yearbook 
pictures are on Wednesday. 

Hurricane Relief 

We are pleased to announce 
the NSU College Democrats and 
Republicans are working in con- 
junction for Hurricane Opal relief 
Effort. It will be a campus and city 
project. On campus drop sites will 
be at Iberville Cafeteria and in the 
Student Union. City drop sites 
will be announced in the 
Natchitoches Times next week. 
The project will conclude October 
20. Any non-perishable food items 
will be greatly appreciated by fam- 
ilies whose homes were destroyed. 

Phi Beta Sigma 

The brothers of Phi Beta 
Sigma will be having an 
Informational Meeting Thursday, 
Oct. 12 in the President Room in 
the Student Union. Any brothers 
who are interested in what we 
have to say are encouraged to 
come. There will be entertainment 
and refreshments will be served. 

CURRENT SAUCE Reporter of the Month 

Jennifer Reynolds 

Major and classification: Nursing - Freshman 
Hometown: Ruston 
Hobbies: singing, dancing, writing 
What makes a good reporter? 

"Being able to get the story and working well with people and knowing your responsibilities. 
I try to be on time for everything and make sure everything is right and get the quotes right." 

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Replacing Dad tells touching story of 
conquering divorce, raising family 



Replacing Dad is a heart- 
warming story about a middle- 
aged woman conquering the world 
of divorce. Shelley Fraser Mickle 
creates characters that are quirky 
and likable. 

Linda Marsh lives in a small 
Florida mud-coast town of Palm 
Key with her three children. Drew 
is 15 and is always contemplating 
life. Mandy is in the sixth grade 
and trying to adjust to puberty and 
new life without her Dad. The 
youngest is George II, a four-year- 
old demon in a bunny costume. 

Linda Marsh's troubles start- 

ed when her husband walked out 
on her and the kids to be with a 
younger woman. George Marsh is 
a principal at the local school, and 
his new love is a fellow teacher. 
After the divorce Linda gets a 
job,which she hates, at the town 

One day Linda brings Drew to 
get his driver's license, and on the 
way home with Drew at the wheel, 
they run into a Mercedes-Benz. 
The Mercedes belongs to the new 
local and available Dr. Mark. Dr. 
Mark offers Linda a job as his 
assistant so that she can quit the 

dump and be near her kids. 

Slowly a romance blooms 
between Linda and the doctor 
and the laughs begin! Linda and 
the kids must adjust to a new 
man in their lives. Their dad 
marries the "blonde bimbo", and 
the kids adopt a dog that can not 
be trained. 

Shelley Fraser Mickle tack- 
les the tender subject of divorce 
with compassion and humor. She 
describes Palm Key as a small- 
end-of-the-world town, but a 
place in which everyone would 
love to live in. The characters she 
creates are likable and endear- 

I found this book at Books-A- 
Million in Shreveport, but it can 
be found at B. Dalton and 
Walden's bookstores. The novel is 
relatively short, 246 pages, and 
was published by Algonquin 
Books of Chapel Hill in 1993. 

Having Fun 

Hypnotized students dance 
Hypnotist Tom DeLuca has 

in front of a packed crowed in The Alley. This is the second time 
performed at Northwestern. Photo by Gary Gallien 

David Schwimmer discusses Friends, celeb life 

by Janet Singleton 
Collece Press Service 

Will they or won't they? 

The question has been asked before by TV viewers. Take, for 
example, Dave and Maddie in "Moonlighting," or Sam and Diane in 


This season, it's Rachel and Ross on "Friends." And what viewers 
really want to know is whether the sensitive paleontologist Ross 
Geller and waitress-buddy Rachel Green will work out their star- 
crossed crush and get together. 

David Schwimmer, who plays the slightly nebbish Ross, isn't 

However, the Emmy-nominated star did share at least one 
secret-which is how a Gen X guy like him made the big time? His 
story is simple, he said. 

"Once upon a time there was a guy who worked really, really hard 
to try to pursue his dream," Schwimmer said. "It's just a lot of hard 
work and perseverance." 

Of course an uninformed outsider might assume the lanky actor 
took the plunge into stardom pretty abruptly. A year ago before 
"Friends" sizzled onto NBC and exploded into the Top 10 ratings, the 
only people for whom Schwimmer was a household name were likely 
his real friends and family. 

These days people stand in line to hear that earnest-sounding 
voice of his and look upon that pensive face. Backstage at the St. 
Dennis Theater in Montreal, where Schwimmer recently co-hosted a 
yearly Quebec comedy festival, the line of reporters who waited to 
interview the 28-year-old actor included those representing USA 
Today, TV Guide and Variety. 

On stage the night before, Schwimmer told the Canadian audi- 
ence: "When I told my friends I was going to be on a sitcom, they said, 
why would they want to put you on a sitcom? You're not funny. 

"Well, I am funny," he said, in a tone that was bravely assertive 
yet puppy-doggish. To this, the audience applauded loudly, and one 
female fan screamed, "We love you, David." 

This missive went out from a man who described himself as a "fat 
geek" during his years at Beverly Hills High School. 

But when interviewed backstage, Schwimmer admitted, "I'm 
stressed." He's been going through his intros for the next night, and 
he's been spending some time doing some rewriting. The shows are 
being taped for a Fox Network special that will air later this fall. 
His manager popped in with a late, styrofoam-boxed lunch. The dark- 
haired Schwimmer bit into his sandwich and said the problem with 
stardom is the vicious time crunch. 

"There is as much energy directed to publicizing the work as to 
the work itself," he says. 

A son of two attorneys and educated at Northwestern University, 
Schwimmer gives no impression of being a candidate for Hollywood's 
bimboy squad. 

And for now, he said he's not taking any of his new-found fame for 

"There's a sore mad man with a spotlight in the sky who is ran- 
dom about where it falls, and just as quickly as it has fallen on you, it 
could move onto somebody else," says Schwimmer. 

Though he admits to a healthy dose of cynicism, Schwimmer said 
he's not the sad sack shadow of his vulnerable TV character Ross. "I 
don't think I'm as petulant. I'm usually pretty happy-go-lucky." 

But he looks so worried on TV. "The character has a lot to worry 
about," he replies. 

True. Ross's pregnant wife left him for another woman. Then he 

'There's a sore mad man with a spotlight in 
the skv who's random about where it falls, 
and just as quickly as it has fallen on you,it 
could move onto somebody else." 

David Schwimmer 

fell in love with Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston, who saw him as 
nothing more than a friend until the slickly orchestrated last show of 
the season. She finds out about his feelings and rushes to the airport, 
gripping a bouquet, to greet him upon his return from a weeklong busi- 
ness trip to China. 

Unfortunately, he's about to deboard with a new girlfriend he met 
while away. As Madonna's farewell-flavored "Take a Bow" plays in the 
background, an eager-eyed Rachel awaits unbeknownst heartache, 
and the story fades until next fall. 

In the season opener, it's Rachel who's struggling with her feel- 
ings for Ross while he tells her just how great things are going with 
his new sweetheart. Suddenly, it's Rachel who has a bad case of an 
unrequited crush. 

"I hope they get together," gushes one of Schwimmer's publicists. 

It's possible a large chunk of the nation addicted to "Friends," like 
the PR woman, are rooting for Rachel and Ross. But it'll be a few more 
episodes before anyone gets the answer to the "Will they or won't 
they?" question. 

Meanwhile, Schwimmer says he didn't originally head for the sit- 
com track. He studied drama at Northwestern and co-founded the 
Chicago's Lookingglass Theater Company. As a junior he patchworked 
an off-campus production of "Alice In Wonderland" that went over so 
well, he knew he wanted to keep up the theatrics. 

He started edging his way into television a few years ago. He was 
scorched by the crashed-and-burned series "Monty," Henry Winkler's 
failed comeback attempt. But an "NYPD Blue" role as a mousy bully- 
bait mugging victim won him attention. 

David Crane and Mara Kauffman, "Friend's" executive producers 
fingered him as perfect for the role of Ross. Now there's talk of 
Schwimmer becoming the show's breakout star. 

"I can't go anywhere without being recognized," he says. "I'm care- 
ful about what I say. You feel the impact of something like this touch 
every part of your life." 

"I'm responsible for projecting a positive role model." He said, 
that means "treating people decently." So he makes sure he's nice to 
off-camera types such as the make-up and wardrobe folks. 

Actually his only publicized riff is with Marcel, the long-tailed 
actor who played his monkey companion on the show. Reportedly, 
Schwimmer didn't like working with an actor who couldn't speak 
English, or rather just couldn't speak, so the monkey is looking for a 
new job now. 

And Schwimmer knows it could happen to him one day. The roller 
coaster of fame features no safety seats. "No way to tell how long you'll 
last" he said. "People are fickle, especially in this day and time. 
There's so much hype, so much media, no one takes you seriously until 
you can prove yourself. I hear other people say make as much money 
as you can and get out the business." 

But Schwimmer said he's come too far to take a bow. He intends 
to act long after his Generation X calling card has grown old and dusty. 
"I intend to be here for the long haul," he said. 

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the last column: Yes, I lost weight. 

When I review the comics, I will use the standard grading syste: 
until I can find something funnier, like a full photo of me is an A am 
nonexistent photo is a F. Of course there are people that say it should 
the other way, and no don't ask my wife her opinion. . :) In addition, 
have something called the Oreo in Milk Effect which means the combin- 
ing of the present elements is the average or something it can lead to 
greater satisfaction level (I have got to stop taking those Economic 
classes— those who understand that "joke" need help just like I do) 

Let's begin the comic book review with a comic most people can n 
ognize by name, The Uncanny X-Men. The Uncanny X-Men number 32' 
tells us what is happening with Magneto, the Master of Magnetism. Th 
problem is, Mags doesn't even know who he is himself (due to be; 
mindwiped by his brother, Professor Xavier, during a brutal confronta 
tion). The story is narrated by Sister Maria to Father Helico (two ne' 
characters) from when Magneto was found by children to when he leavef 
to seek the help of a group called the X-Men. Between these two times 
Mags remains a proud almost arrogant, when allowed man who can stil 
bring great destruction and does (which prompts him to seek the X 
Men). Art: B Story: B Oreo in Milk Effect: B+ 

Image's Ripclaw Special is a setup for Ripclaw upcoming seriesi e ] s how 
Ripclaw aka Robert Bearclaw is a metahuman who must fight his broth-j played 
er, Michael Bearclaw. Michael can summon physical creatures from din Laird's 1 
ferent dimensions for his bidding and does this to seek vengeance against! You 
Cyberdata, a corporation that crippled him. Ripclaw and Tallhorse (aij you look 
Grandfather) must stop him from doing so at all cost. Art: B Story: C-iji eye. La 
OIME: B- ^ fessiona 

Shi/Cyblade number 1 is the sequel to Cyblade/Shi #1, and folks, itfU game is 
very smool (mix the words smooth and cool). Shi and Cyblade (from the "M 
Cyberforce team like Ripclaw) are thrown into an alternate world whertj don't ha 
smaller creators (representing small publishers) battle a gigantic mon- Ou 
ster (representing Marvel). Shi and Cyblade take a backseat to the inde- far. He < 
pendent creatures such as Bone (who has the most memorable moment),'! achievin 
Cerebus (who is the wise fighter aka creator Dave Sims who has beeoj " s evi d< 
self-publishing for over 200 issues of Cerebus), and tons of other peopl*} tors in ^ 
(look for a certain wrestler in here). Art: B+ Story: B+ OIME: A 

Quickie: Punisher number 1— Frank Castle is rescued from bei 
electrocuted (for inadvertently killing Nick Fury) by a Mafia group whj 
want him to take over! Art: B- Story B OIME: B 

Next time, I will review a couple new comics by Broadway Comici 
and other things I can add to make the column controversial (How about' 
Columbus not being able to find a parking space due to the Internet* 
wreck, anyone?). 

-Derek Price who really, really, really hopes no one takes his con>v?r 0wing 





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Richie Sambora says hell rock on with Bon Jovi 

By lan Spelling 
College Press Service 

Bon Jovi just keeps on chug- 
ging away. 

Since its formation 12 years 
ago, Bon Jovi has churned out hit 
album after hit album (Slippery 
When Wet, New Jersey) and hit 
song after hit song (Bad Song, 
Livin' on a Prayer). 

All of this was to the thrill of 
rabid fans and the dismay of 
detractors, who figured the group 
would quickly go the way of most 
1980s power pop hair bands-as 
Bon Jovi was derogatorily called 
early in the band's career. 

Now, having wrapped part of 
a sold-out world tour that has 
taken Bon Jovi from Malaysia to 
Thailand to stadiums across 
Europe, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie 
Sambora and the boys are criss- 
crossing America in support of 
their latest album, These Days. 

On a rare day off, Sambora 
picked up the phone at his Los 
Angeles home, the one he shares 
with his wife, "Melrose Place" 
vixen Heather Locklear, and, after 
telling his dog to "mellow out", as 
only a rock star can, proceeded to 
chat about the tour, album, group 
and the future. 

"Our tour is going pretty 
damn well," announced the decid- 
edly upbeat Sambora. "There's so 
much product all over, but we're 
still hanging in there very well. 
The album is doing fine, and peo- 
ple coming to the shows seem to 
like the new songs. I think what's 
happening is that a lot of our fans 
have grown up with us, but that 
the (1994) release of our greatest 
hits album ("Cross Road") helped 
us find a lot of new fans. It's been 
pretty much like that all over the 
world, so it's pretty cool." 

The New Jersey-born-and- 
bred Sambora, who first picked up 

a guitar in 1971 at the age of 12, 
argues that the key to the band's 
success is its global touring. 

Sambora said Bon Jovi would 
not have survived in the market- 
place without reaching out to its 
fans and performing its music live. 
The guitarist-singer-writer-pro- 
ducer jokes that the band plays by 
old-fashioned hockey rules, mean- 
ing that they just get out on the 
ice, sticks a-swinging, and pound 
away night after night. 

"Too many bands out there 
now are not doing what we're 
doing, and they're going to find 
later on in their careers that 
they're only as good and as popular 
as their last record," he said. 
"When you pay attention to a city, 
it's like a relationship you build 
with the people there. 

"If you go out and give great 
shows, they may go go out and buy 
your record after the show. If 
you've made some sort of experi- 

mental record that has some evolu- 
tion in the music which not every- 
one gets, fans you have a relation- 
ship with will give it a chance. 
Bands that don't get out there for 
their fans and support their 
records are, I think, making a big 

Sambora and Bon Jovi co-pro- 
duced and co-wrote the material on 
These Days, featuring such songs 
as the reflective Hey God, which 
chronicles Sambora's encounter 
with a homeless man; While My 
Guitar Lies Bleeding in Your Arms, 
which Sambora described as a 
"roller coaster" of a song; and the 
rhythm and blues-flavored This 
Ain't a Love Song. 

The guitarist, who in the past 
produced songs for talents such as 
Alice Cooper, Desmond Child and 
even Eric Clapton (who played on a 
track from Sambora's 1991 solo 
album, Stranger in this town), 
stressed that the diversity of songs 

reflects the band member's growth 
as individuals and musicians. 

"Some people don't realize 
that the guys are good musicians . 
• • and there's got to be some truth 
to what's going on in our songs," he 
noted. "As a producer, I'd love to 
work with anybody in this band on 
any project because they're all 
really good musicians. 

"There's a lot of mutual 
respect that we have for each 
other. It's kind of like a basketball 
team. Nobody is egotistical. 
Everybody knows what has to hap- 
pen for us to be successful. That 
success speaks for itself. We're 
pretty smart, and there's not too 
much bullshit between any of us. 
We're not afraid to debate each 
other. I think it's important in any 
relationship for it to be safe to dis- 
agree without being little girls 
about it." 

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the members of Bon Jovi are still 

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Tuesday, October 10, 1995 

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Chattannooea, Term. 

Demons continue winning streak after defeating Nicholls State 

by Andrew Kolb 
Current Sauce 


The Demons (4-2, 1-0) extend- 
j ed their win streak to four games 
r,,and won their Southland 
| Conference opener as they 
. trounced on Nicholls State 34-14 
Saturday night. 

Nicholls (0-6, 0-1) came out 
ready to play as they stuffed the 
Demon offense on Northwestern's 
first drive. After forcing 
Northwestern to punt, the 

■ Colonels marched down the field 
on a 55 yard drive that was capped 
off by a Nakia Lumar touchdown. 

After the two teams swapped 
I punts, Northwestern returned the 
-score with an 81 yard drive. 
I William Williber scored on a 2 yard 
run that tied the score at 7-7 with 
2:03 left in the first quarter. 

Defense was dominant in the 

■ second quarter as both teams' 
offenses struggled. The only score 

. came on a Greg Mueller field goal 

•with 5:22 left in the first half. 
Nicholls then attempted a field 

■goal at the end of the half, but it 
was unsuccessful. The half-time 

score was Northwestern 10, 
Nicholls 7. 

The third quarter unfolded 
much like the second. Both teams 
only scored once in the third 
Nicholls' score coming from their 
defense. Darnell Small returned a 
Demon fumble 62 yards for a 
touchdown to give Nicholls the 
lead over Northwestern, 14-10. 

Northwestern got the ball on 
the kickoff and, spurred on by a 
set of Clarence Matthews runs, 
proceeded to drive into Nicholls 
territory. The Demon drive stalled 
with 2:58 to go, so Northwestern 
settled for a field goal. Going into 
the fourth quarter, Nicholls led the 
Demons 14-13. 

The scoring pace quickened 
in the fourth quarter, and it was 
all Northwestern. The flurry 
started with a touchdown by 
Clarence Matthews with 10:29 left 
in the game. Northwestern had 
regained the lead, 20-14. Nicholls 
then got a drive started, but it was 
stopped by a Troy Barnes intercep- 
tion. Matthews then punched in 
another score with 2:12 to play. 
This touchdown put Nicholls 

out of the game, making the score 
Northwestern 27, Nichollsl4. 
Anthony Williams added one more 
score with 18 seconds left, the final 
score being Northwestern 34, 
Nicholls 14. 

Clarence Matthews had a 
good night for the Demons carry- 
ing the ball a career high 32 times 
for 171 yards. Of those yards, 117 
came in the second half. This was 
Matthews' fourth 100 yard rush- 
ing game of the season. 

The tougher the game, the 
more he wants the ball. Man, he 
wants the ball," Demon head coach 
Sam Goodwin said. "To run like 
that when it counts, that says 
something. He just had an incred- 
ible game." 

The Demons had 358 yards of 
total offense, while Nicholls had 
only 228. The Demon defense held 
Nicholls to just 63 yards in the sec- 
ond half. 

The Northwestern State 
Demons will try to keep the win- 
ning streak alive this week as 
they travel to Sam Houston for 
another conference game. Kickoff 
is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. 

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was more than just another victory for the Demons. It was a stamp of 
accomplishment for senior quarterback Brad Laird who became 
Northwestern's All-Time Passing Leader after throwing a four yard 
pass to Arthur Hunter during the fourth quarter of the victory. 

Brad, who already leads the conference in passing efficiency, became 
the second in his family to break this same type of record. His father, 
Billy Laird, broke Louisiana Tech's All-Time Passing Record when he 
was playing for the Bulldogs. Brad commented that it felt great to be 
the All-Time Passing Leader at Northwestern. 

He indicated relief that the race was over, so he could concentrate 
on the most important goal - winning the Southland Conference 
Championship. Giving his teammates from the past five seasons cred- 
it in contributing to his accomplishment, this ten year football veteran 
emphatically expressed his admiration. 

"Without them, I would not have been able to get it done. They 
have as much in that record as I do," Laird said. He also said that indi- 
vidual goals were not important to him, all that mattered was his team. 

Teamwork is something to which Brad Laird is not a stranger. While 
playing football for the Ruston High School Bearcats, he engineered 
two District and two State Championships in Class 4-A. For a team to 
be successful, they must have a leader, and Brad Laird feels that lead- 
ership is the one outstanding quality that he brings to this 
Northwestern team. Responding to the question, What are some of 
your goals as the leader of your team? Laird explained, "For me, to go 
out and play 100% each game, yes, a positive attitude is also very 

Breaking Northwestern's All-Time Passing Record held special sig- 
nificance for Brad. Although he never felt that he had to live up to his 
father's image, Laird acknowledges that his father has been a strong 
influence and role model during his college and high school football 

"I've been down, and he has helped me up. He is the one who 
brought me into this game. It means a lot for me to get that record 
because it was for him." The respect Laird has for his father made this 
victory even more special, one of father and son. 

Besides his father, Laird doesn't have any other football role mod- 
els however; he used to enjoy cheering on Bobby Herbert when he 
played for the Saints. Herbert, a former Demon, was coached by 
Laird's father, Billy. 

You wouldn't think that Laird is the Northwestern quarterback if 
you look at his medium build, but there is more to him than meets the 
eye. Laird approaches football from the same perspective as most pro- 
fessional quarterbacks today. He believes that the high point of his 
game is the mental aspect. 

"Mental preparation is most important because I'm small and 
don't have a great arm," he said. 

Outthinking his opponents has been Laird's key to success thus 
far. He expressed that this accomplishment would not hinder him from 
achieving more. Even off the field, Brad Laird's optimism is obvious. 
It's evident that his ethics about the game and attitude have been fac- 
tors in Northwestern's success. 

Laird expressed some concern for school spirit at Northwestern, 

Brad Laird hands the ball off to a fellow teammate during 
the NSU vs. Nicholls State game Photo by Eric Dutile 

noting that he remembers small crowds last year. 

"As far as this year at the two games, we've had good school spir- 
it," Laird said. 

He encourages all students and faculty to support this year's 
team. "I think as long as we give it our best, the fans will be there." 

When asked about the most valuable lesson learned in football, 
he said, "When you get knocked down, you can always come back and 
fight harder to get back where you were." 

While working hard to be the best he can be on the field, Laird 
concentrates equally on maintaining his football scholarship and ulti- 
mately earning his degree in Physical Education. Laird may not be 
the next Joe Montana or John El way, but he's got something that a lot 
of athletes today lack. He has got character and he believes that 
teamwork really works. 

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•Oew school year with a strong 
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1S |(first-year) rowers. 

At the first informational 
Meeting, a group in excess of 75 
interested individuals attended, 
making it the largest gathering of 
Prospective rowers in the crews 
seven year history. At present, 
,'here are 45 members on the 
lovice team, 33 of which are 
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n S e * ..increase in size of the novice crew, 
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formidable eights, one comprised 
of varsity men, the other of varsity 
women. This is especially signifi- 
cant for the mens' crew, who unfor- 
tunately lacked enough men to 
race an eight-person boat last year. 
Coach Calvin Cupp has initiated 
an intense land and water-based 
training routine for both the novice 
and varsity crews, striving to give 
an even more competitive edge to 
this year's team. The crew is 
working hard and the outlook for 
this year is better than ever. 

The race schedule for the Fall 
semester will first take the rowing 
team to Chattanooga, Tenn., for 

the Head of the Chattanooga 
Regatta (a head race is a three- 
and-a-half mile race, as opposed to 
the more common 2000 meter 
sprint race) on Oct. 14. 

On Oct. 22, the varsity team 
will fly to Boston, Massachusetts, 
to compete in the Head of the 
Charles Regatta. One week later, 
on October 28, the crew will com- 
pete at home in Natchitoches in a 
sprint race against Loyola 
University of New Orleans. 

The State Rowing 
Championship is tentatively 
scheduled for Nov. 5 in New 
Orleans. This will be a series of 
sprint races against Tulane and 

Loyola Universities. 

On Nov. 11, the crew will par- 
ticipate in the final race of the 
semester; the twenty-six mile 
World Rowing Marathon, held on 
Cane River in Natchitoches. 

The varsity and novice crews 
are sponsoring several fund-rais- 
ing events this semester, including 
a series of car washes and the 
Rent-a-Rower program. Rent-a- 
Rower Charges $5 per hour per 
rower to do any number of tasks or 
chores involving manual labor. 

For more information contact 
Coach Cupp at 357-5921, or stop 
by the Crew office in the basement 
of the IM Building. 

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The annual 9-Ball Pool Tournament was held on Wednesday, Sept. 
27 at the Intramural Building. A total of 32 students participated in the 
competition from independent t group leagues. The tournament was a 
single elimination for the first two rounds and double elimination for the 
final three rounds. The top two winners, Heston Bordelon (first place) 
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Men's Greek 

Kappa Sigma (6-0) 
Theta Chi (1-4) 

Kappa Alpha (3-2) 
TKE (0-4) 

Men's Purple 

BSU (3-2) 

CSO Couillons (5-0) 
Bomb Squad (0-1-4) 
Mad Kapataz (2-2) 
Alex Posse (1-3) 
Run and Gun (4-1) 
Rap East (1-3) 

Men's White 

Hat to the Back (4-1) 
Bearcats (3-3) 
Hit Squad (2-3-1) 
East Wing (1-2-3) 
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The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

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Vol. 84, No. 12, 8 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 17, 1995 

Students help in Hurricane Opal relief 

Sarah Crooks 
Current Sauce 

College Republicans and 
Democrats have put their differ- 
ences aside and are working 
together by organizing a food 
drive for the victims of Hurricane 

This is something that the 
College Republicans and College 
Democrats decided to collaborate 
on, with the idea that by combin- 
ing our efforts, we could accom- 
plish more," Carlton Downey, 
president of the College 
Democrats, said. 

The food drive was put 
together quickly. The groups met 
together for the first time last 
Monday and by Wednesday, Oct 
11, donation centers were already 
established in the Student Union 
on the second floor and Iberville 

Donation sites were also 
established at several businesses 
in the community. 

All non-perishable food items 
collected will be picked up every 
day. Blankets and clothes will 
also be collected. 

"Anything anybody can spare 
would be greatly appreciated," 

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Carlton Downey, College Democrats president and Alicia Thomas, 
College Republicans president, are shown with a box located on the 
second floor of the Student Union for victims of Hurricane Opal. 

John Black, corresponding secre- 
tary, College Republicans said. 

When the food drive con- 
cludes Friday, Oct. 27, the food will 
be shipped to hurricane victims 
through the Red Cross. 

The idea of a food drive wasn't 
something that had been planned. 
It was just an idea shared by the 
presidents of both clubs and was 
circulated by word of mouth to 
other organizations Black said. 

"Both parties thought it was a good 
idea to help the victims and the 

This is possibly the first time 
that the two clubs have agreed on 

"To my knowledge I think it 
is," said Downey. "We both want to 
help people, we just have different 
ideas about how to do it; but this is 
one thing we can definitely agree 


Members of the women's varsity rowing team rest after competing in 

Tennessee last weekend Photo by James Hunter 

Students encouraged to participate in upcoming elec- 

DeAdrian Alexander 
Current Sauce 

With the primary gubernatori- 
al elections less than a week away, 
students are voicing their opin- 
ions on what they are looking for 
in a candidate for governor. 

Brenda Bryant, a senior jour- 
nalism major, explained that even 
though she has not registered to 
vote, she would like a governor in 
office who knows what they are 

"Those people who have been 
in office a while do know what they 
are doing. I don't want someone in 
there who doesn't have a clue. I 
don't want someone in there who 
can't work with state. Legislature. 
It doesn't matter what your plans 
are as governor. If you can't get 
the rest of the legislatures in 
Baton Rouge to work with you, 
you're not going to get anything 
accomplished," Bryant said. 

Marc Kimball, a junior jour- 
nalism major , is registered to vote 
and plans to exercise his right to 
vote in the upcoming election. 

"I want somebody who's going 
to say they're going to do some 
thing, get in office , and actually 
see it get done," Kimball stated. 

At this point, Melinda 
Schwegmann would be Kimball's 
choice for governor. "We've seen 
her as Lt. Governor; we know she 
gets things done, and I think she 
could get in office and propose pro- 

jects and see they're accomplished 
and get done," Kimball remarked. 

Kimberly Turner, a junior 
nursing major, said that she wants 
to see a candidate who will help 
the poor communities and the 
elderly and enable college students 
to get bigger grants. 

Several constitutional amend- 
ments will also be voted on 

One of the proposed constitu- 
tional amendments include term 
limits for legislators. A vote for 
would limit legislators to three 
consecutive terms in the house in 
which they serve. A vote against 
would continue unlimited terms 
for legislators. 

Another constitutional 
amendment involves state and 
local liability limit. A vote for 
would allow the Legislature to 
limit the awards in lawsuits 
against the state or local govern- 
ments. A vote against would con- 
tinue to allow the courts alone to 
determine the amount of such 

The Registrar of Voters office 
has a complete list of proposed con- 
stitutional amendments that will 
be on the ballot. Their office is 
located on the second floor of the 
Court House. 

According the Registrar's 
Office, students are encouraged to 
read the amendments beforehand 
in order to speed up the voting 

Eric Dutile, a junior business 
major, hopes for a candidate who 
will be honest and who is going to 
represent the interest of the people 
instead of his own. Dutile is stiff 
undecided on who he will vote for 
in the election. "I know some that 
I would not vote for, but I'm not 
sure who I will vote for," Dutile 

Larry Ficklin, a sophomore 
business major, said that he has 
not gotten around to registering to 
vote, but he wants someone in the 
governor's seat who will create 
more jobs and help improve educa- 
tion. He added that he would like 
Cleo Fields to be elected. 

"I think we need a black gov- 
ernor because he would help 
blacks more, job-wise," Ficklin 

Reggie Taylor, an accounting 
major, plans to vote in the upcom- 
ing Gubernatorial election. 

"I want a candidate who will 
be straightforward with the public, 
not fixed on one issue, but con- 
cerned with everything that has to 
do with the state," Taylor 
remarked. His choice for governor 
is Buddy Roemer. 

"He deals with some very good 
issues. He's hard on welfare. He's 
more out for helping people get off 
of welfare instead of helping them 
become dependent on welfare, and 
I think that's what America really 
needs," Taylor explained. 

Primary Election Candidates 

Governor Primary 
Robert Adley 
Gene H. Alexander 
Belinda R. Alexander 

Darryl Paul Ward 
Kenneth Woods 

Lieutenant Governor 
Kathleen B. Blanco 
Charies S. Blaylock 
Jay Chevalier 
Raoul Armando Galan 
Eric E. Guirard 
Chris John 

Suzanne Krieger 
Julius Leahman 
Greg Marcantel 
Robert Patrick 
Antoine M. Saacks Jr. 

Secretary of State 
Doug Schmidt 

Attorney General 
Cary J. Deaton 
Richard P. Ieyoub 
Arden Wells 

Mary Chehardy 
Ken Duncan 
Gayle Joseph 
Steve J. Theriot 

Comm. of Agriculture and 

Buster Fresina 
Don Johnson 
Bob Odom 

Corr|rrj. t of 

Jerry p|. I 'We 

circuit, 1st District. D 
Glenn B. Gremillion 
Dan McKay 
Rae Swent 

State Senator 31st District 
Mike Henry 
Mike Smith 

Homecoming week full of activities 

Cordelia R. Ffeevy 
Current Sauce 

It is time for all Northwestern 
supporters to have some fun 
because Homecoming Week 1995 is 
October 23-28, and SAB has some 
activities planned that should not 
be missed. 

Elizabeth Crump, this year's 
Homecoming Queen, wants every- 
one, especially freshmen, to partic- 
ipate in all events. 

"One thing I would really like 
to do is go talk to some of the ori- 
entation classes," Crump said. 
"Get the freshmen involved. I just 
Want everyone to know the events 
that are coming up and for them to 
get involved. We have 

Homecoming Hunnie. We have 
virtual reality. We have a home- 
coming parade and a pep rally." 

The activities start Monday, 
October 23, when STARSTRUCK 
Studios will be in the Student 
Union from 1 to 7 p.m. Students 
will be able to lip sync to their 
favorite songs and make a video. 
With a student ID, the-entry is free 
and there is no charge for the 

On Tuesday, the Homecoming 
Court will be in The Alley at 7 p.m. 

to choose Mr. Homecoming 
Hunnie. He will represent 
Northwestern in the Homecoming 

Every campus organization 
may enter as many contestants as 
they like, but nominations eO 
must be turned in ^S^As* 
by Friday, Oct. 20 to 
the SAB office. The 
contestants will 
model casual wear 
and the winning con- 
testant will also 
receive a cash prize. 
Afterwards, a Lip Sync 
Contest will be held in 
The Alley. Participants 
must be in a campus 
organization or live in a 
residence hall. 

Students can participate in 
Virtual Reality from 10 a.m. to 4 
p.m. Wednesday in the Student 
Union and experience the possibil- 
ities of the future. 

The NSU Intramural 
Department will also be holding its 
annual Half-Niter on Wednesday 
in the IM/REC building starting at 
7 p.m. There will be a cookout, 
games, prizes and a $ 500 treasure 

At 4 p.m. Thursday, the 

Homecoming Parade will start at 
Prather Coliseum and work its 
way to Front Street. Afterwards, a 
Pep Rally will be held on the river- 

There will also 
be a Banner Contest 
and a Float Contest. 
Participants in 
both events must 
either live in a res- 
idence hall or be a 
member of a 
campus organi- 
zation. The 
banners should 
be on twin size 
-'bed sheets with 
emphasis on the 1995 
Homecoming Theme (THIS IS 
HOW WE DO IT) or beating 
Southwest Texas. Banners are due 
by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 
24 in the SAB office. Awards will 
be given in the divisions of resi- 
dence halls, organizations and 
Greeks. Floats in the Float 
Contest must also follow the 
Homecoming theme or show how 
to beat Southwest Texas. Forms 
must be turned into the SAB office 
by Tuesday, October 24. Trophies 
and plaques will be awarded to 
winners in the divisions of resi- 

dence halls, organizations and 

For students looking for some- 
thing to do Friday night, from 6 
p.m. to 11 p.m. the SAB has five 
hours of activities planned. 
During "Red Eye Night," students 
can participate in A Night at the 
Races, caricatures, the Gyro, 
Bouncing Boxer or a huge game of 

As always, the highlight of 
Homecoming Week is the football 
game. Northwestern will play 
Southwest Texas at 2 p.m. 
Saturday. There will be many pre- 
game and half-time presentations 
and activities. 

The pre-game activities will 
start at approximately 1:37 p.m. 
Included will be the women's bas- 
ketball ring presentation to the 
Lady Demons for winning the 
Southland Conference last year 
and the induction of Mike Pool, 
John Kulakowski, Linwood Ouzts 
and Jimmy Steen's into the 
Graduate N Club Hall of Fame. 

Highlights of the half-time 
program will include inductions 
into the Long Purple Line, presen- 
tation of Outstanding Teacher 
awards and the presentation of the 
1995 Homecoming Court. 

Student assaulted in 
library parking lot 

Dennis H. Clarkston 
Current Sauce 

On Wednesday, a student was assaulted while walking through 
the Watson Library parking lot, according to a University Police ini- 
tial report. 

At approximately 5:30 p.m., a white male hit Alexandra 
Herren, a Scholars' College freshman, in the face while she was in 
the parking lot between Watson Library and the Louisiana School 
Annex, Detective Sgt. Doug Prescott said. 

Dr. Jean D'Amato, a professor at Scholars' College called the 
police. D'Amato refused to comment on the incident. Herren was 
not available for comment after repeated phone calls. 

Prescott described the suspect as a white male who is approxi- 
mately six feet tall and has a medium build. The University Police 
are looking through mug shots and yearbooks in order to find this 
person, he said. 

Prescott would not comment on what provoked the incident. 
The investigation of the incident was slowed "because we have not 
been able to get in touch with some of the witnesses over the week- 
end," Prescott said and then added, "The University Police will con- 
tact them today [Monday] for further information on the incident." 

If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident, they 
can contact Prescott at 357-5431.Prescott said that a Crime 
Stoppers reward is offered for any information which leads to an 
arrest and conviction on this case. 


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Campus Briefs 

Current Sauce 

Tuesdav, October 17, 1995 

Fire destroys inside of Bodacious Country 

Midterm Grades: Students may pick up midterm grades from 8 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom. An ID will be 
needed to receive grades. This is the only day grades will be given out. 

ElkiriS Exhibit: The Birth of Housework," a series of paintings by 
Laura Elkins is on display in the Orville Hanchey Art Gallery. Elkins' 
series reflects the emotional and physical experiences of bearing and 
rearing two children. She uses ironing board covers as her canvas. 
The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 6. The Hanchey Gallery 
is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Tailgate party: The NSU Alumni Association is sponsoring a tailgate 
party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday before the NSU-NLU football 
game. The party will be open to all NSU alumni, students and sup- 
porters. To get to the NSU tailgate area,turn off DeSaird by the big 
message board on the NLU campus. Turn right at the NLU Alumni 
Center and go to the third driveway clearly marked with purple and 
white. For more information call 357-4414. 

Lounsbery Professorship: Nadya Keller, professor of chemistry at 
the Scholars' College, has been named the Richard Lounsbery 
Professor of Chemistry at NSU. The professorship is the first endowed 
professorship established in the Scholars' College. This professorship 
was established with a $60,000 donation from the Richard E. 
Lounsbery Foundation and money from the Louisiana Education 
Quality Support Fund. 

Pathway to Fishing program: Children age 6 to 18 can learn how 
to fish through a 12-step program from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday on the bank 
of Cane River downtown. After completing the course, participants 
will be able to fish in a specially stocked area on the riverbank. The 
cost of the program is $5 per person. Children are encouraged to bring 
their own rod and reel, but if they do not have one, equipment will be 
provided. To register call 357-4570 or 1-800-256-2822. 

Calendar of Events 

Jane Baldwin-Cibby 
Current Sauce 

A fire early Monday morning 
left dance club, Bodacious 
Country, an empty shell. 

According to the Natchitoches 

fire department, at 5:01 a.m. fire 
trucks were sent to the club locat- 
ed on the Hwy. 1 Bypass. As of 7:30 
a.m. Monday morning fire fighters 
were still struggling to extinguish 
the fire. 

The fire department has no 

leads as of yet of what started the 
fire. The state fire marshal has the 
fire report and will investigate the 
scene today. 

Members of the fire depart- 
ment had no further information 
,because the incident is still under 

Campus Connections 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

There will be a meeting at 6 p.m. 
Thursday, Oct. 19 at in Rm. 321 of 
the Student Union. Please attend! 


Join us for coffee and an evening of 
expression. On Wednesday bring 
your original poetry, art and music 
for a poetry reading in the second 
floor lobby of Boozeman at 7 p.m. 
The theme is beatnik. Dress in 

NSU Vet Tech 

Open House- Come join us and our 
animal friends-exhibits of animal 
health care and veterinary proce- 


Tuesday, Oct. 17 

7 p.m.-SAB movie, 
in The Alley 

Wednesday, Oet. 18 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

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Friday, Oct. 20 

Final day to resign 
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KNWD is sponsoring the Design 
the Demon Logo Contest. We are 
looking for a new logo, and you 
could cash in. All entries must be 
submitted by Oct. 31 to KNWD 
NSU Box 3038. You must include 
your name, address, and phone 
number. All entries must be 3 to 5 
colors and camera ready. The 
names " The Demon * "KNWD", 
and "91.7 FM" must be used in the 
design. All student entries are wel- 
come. First prize will be $200 and 
25 new CD's. All other entries will 
receive prizes of CD's, Cassettes, or 
Posters as well. Also KNWD's 
weekly mandatory staff meetings 
are being held at 4 p.m. Monday's, 

in Rm. 106 of Kyser Hall. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Today is dress up day. Wear your 
badges. Wednesday is letter day. 
Don't forget about study hall. 
Remember, big sis, '111 sis is sched- 
uled for this weekend. 

Forestry and Wildlife 
Conservation Club 

This Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Rm. 
101 of Bienvenu Hall we are hav- 
ing a mandatory meeting. 
Everyone interested in going on 
the Whiskechito canoe trip should 

College Republicans 

The NSU College Republicans are 


The fire department discour- 
ages anyone to visit the site of the 
fire. It is considered a crime scene 
and anyone found at Bodacious 
Country will be arrested, accord- 
ing to the fire department. 

continuing their expansion in both 
members and in activities. The 
club is open to all NSU students 
and everyone is invited. The meet- 
ings are held at 5:30 p.m. every 
Wednesday in the Cane River 
Room of the Student Union. 

Hurricane Opal Update 

The Hurricane Opal Relief Effort 
that was announced last week is 
moving according to plan. There 
are drop sites set up at Iberville 
cafeteria and in the Student 
Union. For those who missed it 
last week the College Democrats 
and College Republicans are work- 
ing in conjunction with the school 
and with the city to set up drop 
sites for the Hurricane Opal Relief 
Effort. Any non-perishable food 
items will be greatly appreciated 

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Alcohol Awareness Week 


The stud 

} spaper of Northwestern State University 

Greek orga- 
face new 
with new 
drinking law, 
see page 4 

Vol. 84, No. 11, 8 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 17, 1995 

Many students disagree with new drinking law 

Jennifer Reynolds 
Current Sauce 

Many students under the age 
of 21 were disappointed to learn 
that a privilege they had once been 
given by the legislature had been 
taken away beginning Aug. 15. 

This privilege was the legal 
consumption of alcoholic beverages 
by people over 18. 

The new law states that, "It is 
unlawful for any person under 21 
years of age to purchase or have 
public possession of any alcoholic 

It also says that, "It is unlaw- 
ful for any person, other than a 
parent or legal custodian. ...,to pur- 
chase on behalf of a person under 
twenty-one years of age any alco- 
holic beverage." 

When students on campus 
were asked how they felt about the 
new law and how it has effected 
their social life, their responses 

"If the state thinks they're 
doing good by changing the age to 

21, they're wrong, because under 
age drinking will still occur," 
Robert Theriot, an 18-year-old 
freshman majoring in criminal 
justice, said. 

Misty Chelette, an 18-year- 
old freshman majoring in account- 
ing, said, "I feel that it was a wise 
decision made by the legislators, 
and it has not effected me because 
I don't drink." 

Tracy Mitchell, a 20-year-old 
sophomore majoring in hospitality 
management and tourism, said, "It 
hasn't affected me at all. I don't 

Some students were more opin- 
ionated about the law than others. 
"I don't think that the law is going 
to affect very many people because 
the alcohol is still easily accessible. 
It's not going to affect me very 
much. It wouldn't bother me if 
they completely made the whole 
parish dry," Annie Dutton, an 18 
old freshman, said. 

Out of the students interviewed 
on campus, a pattern began to 
form. Students who did not drink 

to begin with are either neutral to 
or for the new drinking law. 

Students who do drink are 
strongly opposed to the law, and 
think the legislature made a"stu- 
pid" move in changing the drinking 
age. All are in agreement that the 
social lives of students who want to 
drink are not affected by the new 
drinking law. If the students want 
the alcohol badly enough, they will 
find ways to get it. 

Many students also feel that the 
state should have passed a "grand- 
father clause" along with the new 
drinking law. This would allow 
students who were already 18 or 
over at the time the law was 
passed to continue with their 
drinking privilege. 

"It's like giving candy to a 
child and then taking it away," 
said one student who asked to 
remain unidentified. 

Most students would like to be 
given the opportunity to make 
judgements and decisions for 
themselves, like the adults they 

Unlawful sale, purchase and possession of 
alcoholic beverages 
LA. R.S. 14:93. 10, ART. 10 Definitions 

(1) "Purchase" means acquisition by the payment of money or other consideration. 

(2 ) "Public possession" means the possession of any alcoholic beverage for 
any reason, including consumption, on any street or highway or in any 
public place or any place open to the public, including a club which is de 
facto open to the public. Public possession does not include the following: 
(a) The possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage: 
(I) For an established religious purpose 

(ii) At a function sponsored by a bona fide nonprofit organization 
under 26 U.S.C. 501 where an individual had received or purchased a 
ticket for admittance. 

fiii) When a person under 21 years of age is accompanied by a par- 
ent or legal custodian 21 years of age or older. 

(iv) For medical purposes when prescribed or administered by a 
licensed physician, pharmacist, dentist, nurse, hospital, or medical institution, 
(v) In private residence... 

Unlawful sales to persons under 21 

A. Unlawful sales to persons under 21 is the selling or otherwise delivering for value of 
any alcoholic beverage to any person under 21 years of age. Lack of knowledge of the person's 
age will not be a defense. 

B. Whoever violates the provisions of the this section shall be fined not more than $100 
or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both." 

Purchase and public possession of alcoholic bever- 
agesjexceptions; penalties 

A. It is unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to pur- 
chase or have public possession of any alcoholic beverage. 

B. (1) Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be 
fined not more than $100 or imprisoned for not more than six 
months, or both. 

(2) Any person apprehended while violating the provisions of this 
section shall be issued a citation by the apprehending law enforcement offi- 
cer, which shall be paid in the same manner as provided for the offenders 
of local traffic violations. 

Unlawful purchase of alcoholic beverages 

by persons on behalf of persons under 21 

A. It is unlawful for any person other than a parent or legal custodian to purchase on 
behalf of a person under 21 years of age any alcoholic beverage. 

B. Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than $500 or 

imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both. 

Alcoholic help centers seek to help students 

"It is generally accepted that one out 
of every 10 who drink, develop serious 
alcohol problems." 

Judy Giles 
Current Sauck 

Community alcohol coun- 
seling centers agree that people 
should not be allowed to drink 
under the age of 21. 

Christie Weeks, of the 
Natchitoches Parish Alcohol and 
Drug Abuse Clinic, agrees that 
drug abuse is a major social 
problem nationally, as well as in 

"It is generally accepted 
that one out of every ten who 
drink, develop serious alcohol 
problems," she said. 

The clinic receives referrals 
from Probation and Parole, office 
of Youth Development, from 
schools and from inpatient inten- 
sive programs. Services are 
available to everyone on a sliding 
scale fee payment plan. No one 
will be turned away, regardless 
of ability to pay. 

Group services, such as 
Aftercare and Friends and 
Families, are offered, and a cur- 
rent list of self-help group meet- 
ings in the area, such as AA, 
Alanon and Ala-teen are avail- 
able at the Clinic located at 212 
Medical Drive, Natchitoches. 
Phone 357-3283. 

According to an article pub- 
lished this year in Alcohol Health 
& Research World, if alcohol 
abuse and alcoholism prevalence 
rates remain at their current lev- 
els, the combined number of alco- 
holics and alcohol abusers 18 
and older will have risen about 
four percent from 17.6 million in 
1985 to 18.4 million in 1995. 

There is a fine line crossed 
when a problematic drinker 
crosses from one level into anoth- 
er. Alcoholism is a progressive 
disease with recognizable symp- 

Christie Weeks, Natchitoches Parish Alcohol 
and Drug Abuse Clinic 

Students suffering from 
alcohol dependency or addiction 
will be able to answer YES to at 
least three of the following ques- 
tions, used by Johns Hopkins 
University Hospital, Baltimore, 
Md., in determining whether or 
not a patient is alcoholic: 

1. Do you lose time 
from school or work due to 

2. Is drinking creating 
problems in your home 

3. Do you drink 
because you are shy? 

4. Is drinking affecting 
your reputation? 

5. Have you felt 
remorse after drinking? 

6. Are you experienc- 
ing financial difficulties 
as a result of drinking? 

7. Is drinking jeopar- 
dizing your grades? 

8. Do you drink to 
escape from worries or 

9. Do you drink alone, 
or try to conceal the 
amount you drink? 

10. Has a physician 
ever treated you for drink- 

11. Have you ever had a 
complete loss of memory 
the morning after? 

12. Do you crave a 
drink in the morning? 

13. Do you need alco- 


hoi to bolster your 

14. Have your relation- 
ships with others suffered 
due to drinking? 

15. Has your ambition 
decreased because of 

16. Have you been to a 
hospital or institution 
because of drinking? 

17. Have you lowered 
your standards of compan- 
ions or environment? 

If you, or a friend, are in need 
of help or counseling, there are 
many free services available on 
campus and in the community. 

Jennifer Maggio, drug and 
alcohol coordinator for 
Northwestern, has an office locat- 
ed in Rm. 305 of the Student 
Union. She offers confidential 
counseling to students and makes 
referrals if necessary. 

Three programs are under 
her direction. SPADA, Inner 
Connection and Greeks Assisting 

SPADA, students for the pre- 
vention of drug and alcohol 
abuse, is affiliated with BAC- 
CHUS which sponsors National 
Health and Wellness Week and 
Alcohol Awaremess Week. Inner 
Connection is a student outreach 
group which works with 
Natchitoches Substance Abuse 

See Alcohol CENTERs/Page 4 

Local businesses struggle to enforce new law; many lose business 

Sara Farrell 
Current Sauce 

New additions to the laws 
regarding unlawful sale, purchase, 

ariH nn;=p«inn of nlrnhnlir hpvpr- 

ages are having varying results on 
local businesses. 

"There has been a major 
change in business," Jerry 
Beaudion, owner of Beaudion's 
Pizza, said. "We are not serving 
a nyone under 21. Our alcohol con- 
sumption has gone down." 

LA.R.S. 14:93, ART.93.11 
states that "unlawful sales to per- 
sons under 21 is the selling or oth- 
e rwise delivering for value of any 
alcoholic beverage to any person 
Under 21 years of age. Lack of 
knowledge of the person's age shall 
a «t be a defense." 

ART.93.14 further details that 
ev en licensed retail dealers will 

not be relieved of their responsibil 

Any person or business violat- 
ing these laws could be subject to a 
fine not exceeding $100, an impris- 
onment for not more than six 
months, or perhaps both. 

Consequently, local businesses 
experience different effects, 
depending on their clientele. 

"Absolutely," Corwin Aldredge, 
owner of the Press Box, said. "It 
has affected us. I think it will 
effect everyone." 

"Yes, we have lost business," 
Robert Walker, a manager at 
Yesterday's, said. "Ninety-eight 
percent of my customers are col- 
lege students. It has affected us." 

"We really haven't lost 
business," Larenda McGee, a man- 
ager at Bobbisox, said. "We have a 
lot of older crowds, traveling 

"It has been affected (busi- 
ness), but it hasn't been affected 
much," John Maggio, owner of 
Maggio's Broadmoor Package 
Liquors, said. 

Although all businesses inter- 
viewed maintain that they card all 
customers, some take further steps 
to prevent law breaking and sub- 
stantial business loss. 

Beaudion's Pizza applied for a 
license to serve food to offset some 
of the decline in revenue. At 
Yesterday's, assigned door people 
prevent alcohol from being brought 
in or taken out. 

Bodacious Country, like many 
others, continues to provide its 
younger customers with music and 
dancing for entertainment. 

Businesses can only do so 
much to prevent, for example, peo- 

See LocAL/Page 8 

Page 4 C (jrrent Sauce ^ * ^^^^ 

Alcohol AwSifl^ H " 

Tuesday, October 17, 1995 Tuesd 

Greeks deal with stricter alcohol policy 

.Andrew Martin 
Current Sauce 

Greeks on campus are having 
to adapt to a new school policy that 
prohibits anyone under 21 from 
drinking at social functions. 

Fred Fulton, dean of stu- 
dents, has imposed the new rule in 
response to Louisiana's new state 
law that prohibits the purchase or 
public possession of any alcoholic 
beverages by those under 21 years 
of age. 

Fulton also stated that prob- 
lems with irresponsible use of alco- 
hol played a factor in the decision. 
Several incidents over the past few 
years involving what Fulton 
described as "irresponsible use [of 
alcohol] ending up leading to 
abuse" had a hand in the decision 
to control under-age drinking. 

The law was passed by the 
state in order to fall in line with 
the other 49 states and to prevent 
further loss of federal highway 
funding by allowing those under 
21 to drink. 

The law should especially 
impact collegiate greek organiza- 
tions where binge drinking is 42 
per cent more common among its 

members than other college stu- 
dents, according to a recent study 
performed by Harvard 
University's School of Public 
Health and Social Behavior. 

The new state law does have 
exceptions for consumption and 
possession of alcohol by those 
under 21 for established religious 
functions, at events sponsored by 
nonprofit organizations, while in 
the presence of parents or legal 
guardians, for medical purposes 
and in private residences. 

Many of the greek organiza- 
tions could arguably fit into at 
least one of these categories, and 
the fact that it has not allowed 
them to drink at their functions 
has some members of fraternities 
and sororities questioning the 

"I don't think that it is fair to 
us [Kappa Alpha] that we aren't 
allowed to let people drink at our 
parties when we are in fact a pri- 
vate residence. Our house was 
bought by our organization and is 
not on campus," Lee Hall, Kappa 
Alpha president, said. "If that 
kind of location and ownership 
doesn't constitute a private resi- 
dence, then I don't think anything 


Fulton did explain his rea- 
soning for not allowing fraterni- 
ties such as KA drink in their 
houses at parties and exchanges. 
He said it would not be fair to 
allow one or two fraternities to 
drink when others could not. 

"With two fraternities on 
campus in lodges [Theta Chi and 
Tau Kappa Epsilon], one in a pri- 
vate residence built on public 
property [Kappa Sigma] and one 
that probably is a private resi- 
dence [Kappa Alpha], we decided 
in the interest of fairness that we 
would allow none of the fraterni- 
ties to drink," Fulton said. 

Another potential loophole in 
the law that some greeks are 
upset that they are not allowed to 
use is the exception made for pos- 
session by one under 21 "at a func- 
tion sponsored by a bona fide non- 
profit organization." 

This clause states that if an 
organization applies for and 
receives nonprofit status under 
form 26 U.S.C. 501© then people 
under 21 may drink at their func- 
tions if they are an invited guest. 

See GREEKS/Page 8 

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Student organizations fight alcoholism 

Tarum Lyles 
Current Sauce 

From 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 
p.m. Monday through Friday 
Jennifer Maggio, counselor for 
substance abuse, helps students 
with alcohol and drug related 

She accepts referrals from 
dorms and other organizations of 
those students who need help. 

Although Northwestern's 
alcohol problems are average for a 
school of its size, some students 
seek assistance in dealing with 
alcoholism. On campus Maggio 
advises three alcohol abuse ser- 
vices as an abuse counselor. The 
three organizations are SPADA, 
Innerconnection, and Greeks 
Assisting Greeks. 

SPADA, which is affiliated 
with the national abuse service, 
BACCHUS, is the only one that 
meets regularly each month. It 
puts on programs such as Red 
Ribbon Week and Alcohol 
Awareness Week. 

Innerconnection was formed 
as an outreach program for Junior 
High and Elementary schools. It 
adopts "metamorphosis kids", 
those who live in high risk neigh- 

Greeks Assisting Greeks is a 
program where Greek volunteers 
are taught to help other Greeks 
deal with abuse problems. 

Off campus services include 
Alcoholics Anonymous, which 
meets every day except for 
Wednesday, Al-anon for family 
and friends of alcoholics, which 
meets Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. at 
the First Methodist Church on 
Second Street, and a substance 
abuse clinic which does out 
patient treatment for those stu- 
dents who have more severe prob- 
lems and wish to remain in school 
and not disrupt their normal 

Some of the symptoms of 
alcoholism include an increase in 
drinking, a drastic personality 
change, lower grades, loss of 
responsibility, and drinking alone. 

Maggio said, "Many students 
see alcohol as a right of passage, 
believing that it is a part of col- 
lege. They drink and party before 
they have to become adults." 

People in the age group of 16 
to 24 are not drinking responsibly. 
They are driving under the influ- 
ence and drinking to the point of 
alcohol poisoning and blackouts. 
Statistics say people in this age 
group are only 20 percent of dri- 
vers but are doing 40 percent of 
the killing in drinking and driving 
related accidents. 

Maggio is not sure how the 
new drinking age of 21 will affect 
the abuse of alcohol by minors but 
says it is up to the parts of the 
community who sell it to abide by 
the law-. 

Alcoholism is a serious issue 
and must be dealt with to avoid 
health problems and disruptions 
in the community. The services on 
and off campus are designed to 
provide people with the help they 
need while maintaining an other- 
wise normal life. 

Alcoholic Centers 

Continued from page 3 

Clinic in a project called 
Metamorphosis Kids. Greeks 
Assisting Greeks is a group con- 
sisting of representatives from 
each greek organization, who are 
trained to be peer counselors. 

Maggio cites the importance 
of Freshman Orientation in 
preparing incoming students for 
all the experiences they will 
encounter, including the area of 
drug abuse. 

In a survey taken a couple of 
years ago, students themselves 
reported that an average of 34 
percent of the student body uses 
alcohol at least once a week. 

"We are lucky to not have 
the problems associated with 
other schools,"she said. There is a 
wide range of definitions of abuse. 

Maggio feels that five or 
more drinks at one sitting consti- 
tutes alcohol abuse, and in that 
sense, the abuse at Northwestern 
might be considered wide-spread. 

She also feels now that the 
law in Louisiana has defined the 

legal drinking age as 21, the poli- 
cies of our school regarding alco- 
hol consumption will necessarily 
be affected. 

"Northwestern will enforce 
and abide by the law," she said. 

Tom Palmer, LPC, Fleur de lis 
Counseling and an alumni of 
Northwestern, has provided pri- 
vate counseling for students with 
chemical dependency problems. 

"Addiction is a primary, 
chronic, terminal, biochemical, 
genetic trait disease manifested 
by undue preoccupation with a 
mood altering chemical to the 
detriment of physical and mental 
health," Palmer said. 

According to Palmer, addic- 
tion is characterized by increased 
tolerance to the chemical, loss of 
control, an independent progres- 
sion, a rigid delusional defense 
system influencing the individual 
toward a self destructive attitude 
in dealing with relationships and 
life situations. 

"There is a high tendency 

toward relapse," Palmer said. 

The positive side, however, is 
that addiction is, a highly treat- 
able disease, depending on the 
disease progression and the moti- 
vation of the individual. 
"Addiction is a family illness and 
whenever possible family and sig- 
nificant others should be involved 
in the treatment process, " he 

The above mentioned profes- 
sionals all believe in prevention 
as the best and most effective 
means to deal with alcoholism. 

Scottie Rodgers, coordinator 
of the drug prevention program for 
the Natchitoches Parish School 
Board, is working with a Kid's i 
Advisor Board in an effort to edu-' 
cate even the younger students' 
through their peers. 

According to Rogers, the solu- 
tion to many of society's problems 
appears to be acceptance of 
responsibility for individual and 
collective problems. 

How to Spot Developing Alcoholism in Yourself 

Early Stage 

• Alcohol is magic to you; it seems to make you confident, witty, popular. 

• You sometimes drink more than usual when upset, blue or pressured. 

• Your capacity to drink without drunkenness is growing. 

• You don't enjoy "dry" social events and prefer drinkers as friends. 

• You've had one or more blackouts. 

• You sometimes make time for drinking, for example, you might postpone 
dinner after a late day to squeeze in cocktails. 

Middle Stag e 

• You feel a sense of disappointment when a drinking group breaks up. 

• When sober, you sometimes regret things you said while drinking. 

• You feel a little guilty about your drinking and don't always tell others 
how much you have had. 

• Sometimes when you are drinking you have little interest in food. 

• Hangovers are not mild anymore. You sometimes spend much of "the 
day after" in bed and put off going to work. 

Late Stag e 

• Your drinking capacity, once large, is dropping (decreased tolerance). 

• You sometimes maintain a "buzz" or are drunk for several days at a time. 

• Blackouts grow longer; you may loose entire days. 

• Hangovers become intolerable, with physical sickness plus fear, terror 
and / or depression. Only drinking helps. 

• You sometimes think about suicide. 

• Death. 

Information provided by the Alcohol and Dmg Recovery Center, (615)544-9600. 

•95 Tuesdav; October 17, 1995 

Current Sauce 


The new drinking law causes quite a 
stir in Natchitoches 

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New drinking law-a bad 


Certain parts of the Louisiana drinking law have been recently 
changed, much to the chagrin of many citizens under the age of 

The law has changed in that it now no longer allows for the pur- 
chase or public possession of alcoholic beverages by those under the 
age of 21. The state obviously had its reasons for passing the law, all 
of which were nothing but legitimate. 

We, as a state, faced continued loss of highway funding because 
of the infamous loophole that allowed for 18-year-olds to drink and 
were the only state that allowed for any kind of purchase or posses- 
sion of alcohol by those between 18 and 21. These reasons, coupled 
with the fact that most alcohol-related accidents deal with those 
under the age of 21 are legitimate enough to justify passing the law. 

The move itself shouldn't raise any questions, except for one. 

Why are people under the age of 21 allowed almost all other 
rights and privileges except for the right to consume, purchase or pos- 
sess alcohol? In almost all other aspects of he law, you are an adult 
and are treated as such, like it or not. 

When you turn 18 you are forced to register for service in the 
armed forces. The government has allowed you the privilege of fight- 
ing and dying for our nation. The military will train you to kill and 

'Why are people under the age of 21 
allowed almost all other rights and 
privileges except for the right to con- 
sume, purchase or possess alcohol?" 

maim with the most advanced and capable weapons in the world. 
Some of those weapons cost millions of dollars. Some single rounds of 
ordnance can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But you can't sit 
in front of the television and drink a beer or buy a bottle of wine to 
drink with dinner 

When you turn 18 you can vote. You as an individual have some 
kind of say as to who runs our government. You can vote for the pres- 
ident of the United States of America, arguably the most powerful 
position in the entire world. You can do all this but you can't have a 
gin and tonic after mowing the lawn or a pitcher of beer with an old 

When you turn 18 you can be tried as an adult in criminal pro- 
ceedings. You can commit the same crime as a 45-year-old, get the 
same sentence and do the same amount of time. The big difference is 
that when he gets out and when you get out, he can walk into a bar 
and have a drink. You can't. 

When you turn 18 you can buy any kind of tobacco product. You 
can increase your risks for any number of assorted cancers and other 
ailments by consuming these products. The government will allow 
you these "luxuries" but you can forget about a rum and Coke after a 
long day of work. 

When you turn 18 you can do pretty much whatever you please. 
Get married, declare yourself independent, pay taxes and deal with 
all kinds of unpleasant necessities of life, but if you can do all of this, 
then why can't you buy yourself a drink? 

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What was it that made O.J. innocent? 

Guest Columnist 


OK, he got off. How were you 
voting on the outcome? Did you 
think he did it and would get off 
because he's rich and black? Did 
you think he did it an he would not 
get off because he's black? Or were 
you one of the four people in the 
United States who thought he did- ' 
n't do it at all? 

Maybe there's a hidden con- 
spiracy afoot. Maybe a complete 
stranger, who's blood is a perfect 
match for Simpson's did it. Maybe 
his oldest son did it and Simpson 
simply took the heat for him. Or 
maybe a team of highly trained 
Canadian ninjas sneaked in, took 
blood samples off an unsuspecting 
O.J., killed Nicole and Ron 

Goldman, smeared the ill-gotten 
blood on the ground at the scene of 
the crime, planted the glove, kid- 
napped the cop, brainwashed him 
and implanted the anti-you-name- 
it feelings and, finally, tampered 
with the Bronco so it would only go 
45 mph. That's my theory. 

One thing I will say for this 
circus, it got people talking. How 
many strangers did you discuss 
the verdict with on Tuesday? 
Whether you believe the verdict 
was a just one or not, whether you 
were following the trial like a 
soap-opera, or, if you're like me, 
paid only just enough attention to 
not appear like a complete moron 
at parties, you had an opinion 

about his guilt or innocence. The 
question never seemed to rest on 
whether or not he slaughtered two 
people, you do remember that part 
of the trial, don't you? He was 
accused of murdering Nicole and 
Ron in a very violent fashion. 
Funny how that part got sort of 
glossed over by the media. The 
point is, most folks think he did it, 
so the question was whether or not 
the jury would find him guilty. 

I'm not ruining this for any- 
one, am I? As we all know, the jury 
walked into their sound-proof 
deliberation booth, deliberated for 
a whopping three hours, turned 
right around on their heels and 
found O.J. not guilty of first and 
second degree murder. Why? 

Was he found not guilty 
because he's black? Was he found 
not guilty because he's rich? Or 
was he possibly let off because the 
prosecution failed to show beyond 
a reasonable doubt that O.J. com- 

mitted the murders? Well, that 
would mean that the system really 
does work, that the defense team 
simply did their jobs better than 
the prosecution did. 

It's also possible that because 
O.J. was rich and famous that he's 
the first African-American to 
receive a completely fair trial in 
this country. If O.J. had been Joe 
Average, would he have been 
acquitted? Or would that "not-so- 
rich" black man, who possibly 
killed two nice white people, have 
been hung up to dry? I guarantee 
you, if O.J. had been Joe Average, 
this trial would not have lasted 
nine months. 

I agree that our system is far 
from perfect, I also think that O.J. 
got away with murder. He did, 
however, receive a fair trial. A fair 
trial, is after all, the most any of us 
could ask for when we murder our 
spouses and their friends. 

Hey, It's just my opinion. 

Discrimination too often used as a crutch 

The Bottom Line 


People try too hard these days 
to make excuses for their short- 
comings. Nothing is ever your own 
fault, and why should it be when 
you can just dump the blame on 
someone else? 

The most commonly heard 
excuse seems to be racial and sex 
discrimination. All too often you 
hear someone complaining that 
they were denied something on the 
grounds of discrimination. The 
biggest ones for a long time were 
"because I'm a woman" or "because 
I'm black." I'm not saying that 
these weren't legitimate com- 
plaints, because they were, espe- 
cially 15 to 20 years ago. 

These days, the excuses have 

name change 

Kimberly M. Baron 

In the October 3rd issue of the 
Current Sauce, the article dis- 
cussing the proposed name change 
of NSU grabbed my attention. I 
had read about this legislative act 
over the summer, and since then I 
have tried to find one good reason 
for NSU to change its name to 
ULN. I haven't come up with one 

Personally, I think the whole 
idea of changing the name of NSU 
is asinine. The University of 
Louisiana at Natchitoches? It 
makes NSU sound like a commu- 
nity college or a vo-tech school. 
Many of my out-of-state friends 
can't even pronounce 

Natchitoches. In the past few 
years, NSU has been progressing 
in many fields and is making a 
name for itself. But now if the 
name change goes into effect we 
will have to start this whole 

broadened to encompass all races 
and sexes. You can be "discrimi- 
nated" against because of any- 
thing. While the amount of rea- 
sons to proclaim discrimination 
have increased, the viability of the 
excuse has not. 

I'm not trying to say that peo- 
ple are not still discriminated 
against, because people are, and 
we all know it. Many of us play an 
active role in it daily, though we 
don't like to admit it. It is the fre- 
quency of the claim in often 
unfounded instances that has 
made the whole situation unbe- 
lievably ludicrous. 

No one wants to say "I didn't 
get a job because I didn't interview 

well," or "I got passed up for a pro- 
motion because I wasn't working 
hard, and the other guy was." It's 
gotten too easy to pass the buck. 

Instead of "I didn't interview 
well and didn't get the job" these 
days you would probably be more 
likely to hear something to the 
tune of "I was interviewing against 
a black female so I didn't get the 
job." Or instead of "I wasn't work- 
ing hard and got passed over for 
promotion," you would probably 
hear "I was up for a promotion but 
a white guy got it instead." 

These accusations of discrimi- 
nation taint our everyday lives. 
Everything is turned into a racial 
issue, sex issue or a religious issue. 
You can hardly go a day without 
hearing somebody bitching and 
whining about how they were 
denied something because they 
were "discriminated" against. 

When I get out into the work 
force, I will be operating at a dis- 
tinct disadvantage because I am a 
white male. I know that IH be fac- 
ing this disadvantage because 
many companies have certain race 
and sex based quotas that they 

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process again. 
Then there 

is the financial 

side of it. Walking around campus 
today, I stopped and noticed how 
many things have the NSU logo 
blazed across them. If this name 
change is approved, it will cost 
thousands of dollars to change 
everything to ULN. And more 
than likely, it will have an effect 
on tuition. Isn't it bad enough that 
as soon as we step foot on the cam- 
pus, half of our checking account 
is sucked away never to be seen 
again? If they have to raise costs, 
put the money to good use such as 
putting in more parking, not to 
switch the bumper stickers in the 
bookstore to read "My money and 
my kid go to ULN." 

It just seems to me that if 
NSU becomes ULN, we will lose 
more than a name. We will lose 
our sense of individuality. NSU 
will become just like the other col- 
leges in the state, just another 
University of Louisiana at wher- 
ever. Hopefully, the students' opin- 
ions will be taken into considera- 

tion before any change is made. 
And my opinion is this: Don't mess 
with a good thing. 

Angela Robinson 

The October 3 edition of 
Current Sauce included an editor- 
ial arguing against the proposed 
university name change. Our bril- 
liant editorial staff, in its effort to 
convince the administration that 
the change is not a good idea, hint- 
ed that Northwestern will lose its 
tradition and possibly its alumni 
funding if its name is changed to 
University of Louisiana at 
Natchitoches. Obviously, the 
Sauce did not stop to consider the 
fact that in its 111 year history, 
this institution has already had 
four names— that's one name 
change approximately every 27 
years. Since Northwestern's last 
name change was in 1970, we're 
due for another one in two years. 
The name changes in the past 

now have to meet. 

Wouldn't it be easy for me to 
scream "discrimination" as well? 

Yes, I think that it would, but 
I refuse to manipulate that weak 
and tired excuse to cover for a defi- 
ciency that I might have. If.I don't 
get a job, I'd like to think I didn't 
get it because of a legitimate rea- 
son. And when I do land a job, I 
want to get it because I worked 
my ass off to get there, not because 
of some kind of affirmative-action 
reverse discrimination quota. 

I don't see how there could be 
any pride in getting something by 
claiming discrimination when it 
was your own flaws that held you 
back to begin with. If you get to 
where you're going by crying "dis- 
crimination," then you have no 
business being there. 

The next time you are denied 
something, before you scream 
bloody murder about discrimina- 
tion, look at yourself. 

The problem might be your 
mind or your skills; not your color, 
gender or whatever excuse you 
might want to believe in. 

have not affected the tradition of 
the fine education gained at the 
old "Normal School." Many alum- 
ni of the Normal regard NSU as 
their alma mater and support it 
with their donations. 

Let me stop here and clearly 
state that I am against the pro- 
posed name change. 

While I do agree that NSU 
would lose its individualityfas 
would all the other Board of 
Trustees schools) under the pro- 
posed change, I think that the edi- 
torial staff of the Current Sauce 
could have put a little more 
thought into their arguments 
against the change. Tradition?? 
How much tradition can there be 
in a name that has only existed for 
25 years? This school will always 
be Northwestern to those who 
knew it as Northwestern, and it 
will always be the Normal to those 
who knew it as the Normal; like- 
wise, those who in the future may 
know it as Uof L will always 
regard it as Uof L. However, some 
things cannot be changed by an 
Act of the Legislature. Our repu- 
tation as an institution of higher 
education, our beautiful campus 
and our emphasis on the student 
have lasted for 111 years. 
Regardless of the name, those 
things will never change. 

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Tuesdav.October 17, 1995 




Showgirls star talks about her role in| 
new NC-17 movie 

Showgirls star says she s comfortable with role that bares all | CoilliC books Hit 

Broadway scene 

It's the hottest, hippest, 
fleshiest, most controversial film 
to come along in ages. And its 
star, Elizabeth Berkley, is loving 
every single second of it. 

"I worked on the film for the 
last year of my life. I rehearsed 
for two months and filmed it for 
nearly five months. I worked 
every single second," recalled the 
enthusiastic Berkley. "Since we 
finished I was in Cannes for the 
film festival, then in Europe to 
promote it, and now here. It's 
been like having a baby, waiting 
for people to get to see it. Now, 
it's finally here, and it's very 

On this day, previously best 
known as one of the Kewpie cute 
girls on Saved by the Bell, is 
dolled up in skin-tight suede 
pants and a snug floral top, and 
her blonde curls are piled up 
high. As comely as she appears 
in person during an interview at 
a Manhattan hotel, it's a far cry 
from the outfits, or lack thereof, 
she sports in "Showgirls." 

Explaining the film's plot in 
terribly much detail would be a 
punishable waste of trees. 
Suffice it to say Berkley plays 
Nomi, a woman who arrives in 
Las Vegas intent on graduating 
from lap dancer to showgirl at 
the Stardust, one of the Strip's 
most popular clubs. Alternately 
standing in her way and guiding 
her up the ladder of success are 
Zack (Kyle MacLachlan), the 
Stardust's entertainment direc- 
tor, and Cristal (Gina Gershon), 
the reigning Stardust dance diva 
who loves, lusts for, and loathes 

"Nomi struck me because 
it's so rare that a movie explores 
a women on a journey to find her 
power, whether it be through her 
sexuality, intellect or both," said 
Berkley, who's 21, single and 
lives in Los Angeles. "Many film- 
makers aren't interested in 
exploring that kind of journey. A 
lot of women will identify with 
her, because whether you're sec- 
retary, lawyer, whatever, you can 
relate to her passion. Nomi's 
passion is dancing. She'll stop at 
nothing to achieve her goals. She 
doesn't obey other people's rules, 
she controls her own destiny. 
This character could have been 
in any time. She just happens to 
be in the 1990s, where the sexu- 
al culture is changing so rapidly 

Zack (pictured left, Kyle MacLachlan), the entertainment director of the Stardust Hotel, 
celebrates Nomi's (Elizabeth Berkley) success on her debut as the star of Goddess. 

and these clubs are becoming 
more widespread and acceptable." 

Berkley reports that she 
knew full well what she was get- 
ting into when she was offered the 
possibly star-making role of 
Nomi. She realized she'd be 
speaking the less-than-subtle 
words of Joe (Flashdance, Basic 
Instinct) Eszterhas and would be 
put through her paces by push- 
the-envelope-director Paul 
(RoboCop, Basic Instinct) 
Verhoeven. She understood that 
she'd spend most of her on-cam- 
era time dancing, naked, or danc- 
ing naked. 

"I trusted Paul. The women 
in his films are always strong and 
make their own decisions," she 
argues. "His vision of Nomi and 
mine really connected, so he 
allowed me the freedom to play 
her as I wanted to play her. As for 
the nudity and sex, I actually got 
more comfortable doing them 
than the scenes where I was 
clothed, I just got comfortable in 
my G-string, and clothes became 
a nuisance. 

"This was the first time I ever 
had to do nudity, and it was inter- 
esting. There was something pow- 
erful about doing a scene topless 
with another actor. You're expos- 
ing yourself. You're completely 
vulnerable, but at the same time 
you have no inhibitions, so it can 
be kind of fun, too. I was a bit 

nervous at first, but I gradually 
got accustomed to it. It was also 
necessary to do if I was going to 
give the character justice." 

Though she has since been to 
the premiere, and even saw 
Showgirls with her family, 
Berkley first viewed the film at a 
private screening arranged for 
her by Verhoeven. She described 
sitting in a room, and, being a 
perfectionist and her "own worst 
enemy," finding the experience 
rather emotional. After a while, 
though, she detached herself 
enough to get lost in the story and 
watch the film as objectively as 

So, what did Berkley make of 

"It went beyond my hopes, 
and I had high hopes," she replies, 
smiling. "It blew me away. This 
kind of movie is provocative, con- 
troversial. It's going to evoke dif- 
ferent reactions. People are going 
to pre-judge it. All I can say is, see 
it before you make any judge- 
ments. Imaginations run so wild 
with this stuff. Everyone's comfort 
level with their own sexuality is 
so diverse, and that'll come into 
play here, too. The people who 
might be scared by the NC-17 rat- 
ing are probably the same ones 
who will be the first to see the 
film. If you're completely offended 
by the whole thing, fine. Don't go. 
It's your choice. I just think that, 

sometimes, what scares people 
also turns them on." 

Berkley couldn't cite any one 
thing that turned her onto acting. 
She said she was just born with 
the instinct to perform. 
Relocating from her native 
Michigan to L.A. and New York, 
Berkley studied and modeled for 
the Elite agency to help pay the 
bills. She subsequently landed 
acting jobs, and was soon per- 
forming on stage and in TV 
movies. Then came Saved by the 

"That was fun and a learning 
experience," she noted, "but it 
seems like a lifetime ago. "-and 
now Showgirls, and the rest could 
be history. 

"I never celebrate too soon, 
and I try not to have expectations, 
t but Showgirls has already opened 
wonderful opportunities for me," 
she concluded. "I just hope people 
respond to my work. People in the 
industry have been really respect- 

"I've gotten good reactions 
and even a couple of offers 
already," Berkley said. "I want to 
keep working in features and 
working with people who inspire 
me to give the best performance I 
can, who push me to a place I 
maybe haven't been before. If all 
of that starts to happen because of 
Showgirls, I'd be thrilled." 





Hi ya gang! Welcome back to yet another "fine" COMLX column. As 
promised, I will review the new comic books from Broadway Comics. But 
first, a word from our sponsor sung to the theme song of Green Acres. 
"Northwestern is the place for me! Always wanting our loan money!" 

Ooops, sorry, I couldn't contain myself. But have you ever noticed 
that it is mandatory for all Current Sauce writers to criticize! 
Northwestern for either A. Its financial aid handling B. Its parking C. 
Its high food prices D. Its lighting E. All of the above and a poetic end-l 
ing that will solve the world's problems. 

I mean seriously folks, let's get to the important issues here. 
Like... why doesn't Alfred the Butler write a tell all story about Bruce 1 
Wayne and his nocturnal habits? It could be the book of the century withj 
Johnnie Cochran saying the Bat fetish of Bruce's were illegally imposed; 
upon Alfred. Or how about 20/20 doing a special about just how do comit 
book female characters certain "assets" have that certain non-gravitw 
look to them? And finally, how about the fact that come hell or high 
water, comic books aren't FUNNY books (I cringe everytime someone 
calls them that) anymore. They're entertainment.. .just like Broadway... 

Broadway Comics is a new company headed by a guy named Jim 
Shooter. If you have been in comics for the last few years, you know thai 
he was instrumental in Valiants's illustrious beginnings (which is no« 
called Acclaim and believe me, brother, it doesn't deserve it for its con 
titles). After leaving or being ousted (who knows the real truth), Shootei 
began a new company called Defiant. Due to market conditions, bac 
management, and some really strange comics, Defiant went down fastei 
than Peter McNeely did. A company called Broadway Videi 
Entertainment knew Shooter was capable of producing quality materia 
so they offered him and his colleagues the chance to head their new comi< 
book division, Broadway Comics. And former Valiant fans and quality 
readers, they have succeeded beyond any expectations. 

I received preview copies of The Powers That Be number 2 an< 
Shadow State number L TPTB number 2 continues the adventurer 
Xolus Cor, a super human/alien/whatever you want to call a very stronj 
person who can fly etc.. TPTB number 2 displays Cor's search for worl 
in the "real" world. We also find out Cor isn't resistant as he should be U ■ 
Earth's health ailments because he has to prematurely retake a chemi 
cal to maintain his immunity while on Earth. Running parallel to Cor'i , 
story is Pauly's story. Pauly is similar to Cor in strength etc., but he hal^ 
one nasty attitude toward people and life in general. The two men shofl 
the main paths you can have when empowered such as they are: the goo( 
guy role and the jerkwad role (my, such language. I said, comics aren' P 
funny). Art: B Story: A Oreo in Milk Effect: A 

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• The students of Northwestern 
have developed a habit. No, it is 
not drugs or alcohol, but comic 

Comic books? But comic 
books are supposed to be for five- 
and six- year olds, right? 
According to Robert Carnline, 
department manager for the 
Comic Department at Campus 
Corner, comic books are for every 
person, no matter what age he is. 

According to Carnline, the 
Comic Department has 15 to 20 

regular customers and over 20 
occasional customers per week. 
The majority of these customers 
are Northwestern students, but 
Carnline said that a couple of the 
customers are Northwestern pro- 
fessors and local school teachers. 

What are they buying? The 
hottest selling comic books are 
Spawn, X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, 
Gen and Generation X. Over 25 of 
each of these comics are sold per 
month at Campus Comer. 

What are they not buying? 
There are several comics that only 
sell one copy or less per month. 
They are PunisherTM, War 

Machine, Deathstroke and The 

Carnline said that on a good 
week, Campus Corner easily sells 
over 500 comic books. On a slow 
week, Campus Corner will usually 
still sell over 100 comic books. 
According to Carnline, the slowest 
day is Tuesday, because if comic 
book buyers didn't come in on 
Saturday, they probably came in 
on Monday. 

But why are comic books so 
popular right now? There are sev- 
eral trends going on in the comic 
industry that have gotten readers' 

The first is the "bad girl 
trend." Carnline said that this 
trend was sparked by characters 
like Lady Death, Shi, Vampirella, 
Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Razor 
and Kabuki. 

"Those are all women who 
have bad attitudes and kick butt," 
he said. "They have big boobs and 
skimpy outfits." 

A second trend is changing old 
characters. Carnline said that 
they are re-vamping the old super- 
heroes for a new generation. Some 
examples of this include "the death 
of Superman," "the breaking of 
Batman's back," "the Green 

Lantern went crazy" and "Peter 
Parker is no longer Spiderman." 

The characters help sell the 
comics and there are many popu- 
lar characters. Carnline said that 
some of the characters his cus- 
tomers like are Gambit, Spawn, 
Wolverine, Shi, Sandman, 
Spiderman, Superman, Batman, 
The GenTM team, the Generation- 
X team, and the X-Men team. 

What character do people 
hate? According to Carnline, sur- 
prisingly enough, a lot of people 
hate Superman. 

"They consider him to be too 
perfect," he said. "He's too good- 

looking, too ideal, too strong. An< 
some people just consider him boi 
ing because he can beat anybod; 
that comes up against him." 

Carnline added that many 
people like the fact that currenji 
issues are being dealt with in th| 
comics. SupermanTM has deal 
with child molestation. Thi 
Incredible HulkTM and 
ShadowhawkTM dealt with AIDS 
Other comic books have dealt witA 
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Nothing complex about 
Northwestern's record-setting 
defensive effort Saturday in a 24-2 
Southland Conference whipping of 
Sam Houston State. 

"We brought the house today 
and we were pretty successful at 
it, 1 said defensive coordinator 
Scott Maxfield. "We probably 
blitzed more than any 
Northwestern team in recent his- 

The Demons (5-2, 2-0), ranked 
24th in Division I-AA, held the 
Bearkats (3-4, 0-2) to minus 10 net 
yards rushing on 22 attempts. 
That broke a 28-year-old 
Northwestern record for fewest 
rushing yards allowed. 

Sam Houston netted just 157 
total yards and had four turnovers 
against a Northwestern defense 
missing four starters: tackle 
Robert Oliver and Curtis Tademy, 
linebacker Jason Mills and safety 
Troy Barnes. 

Northwestern got touchdowns 
of 2 and 17 yards from tailback 
Clarence Matthews and held the 
ball for nearly 38 minutes. Sam 
Houston State's only points came 
on the return of a blocked conver- 
sion kick after Matthews' 17-yard 
touchdown early in the fourth 

"The defense was excellent, 
just a phenomenal performance," 
said Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin, "one of the all-timers. 
And offensively, I thought even 
though we didn't block as well as 
I'd like, we played super." 

Northwestern rolled up 406 
total yards, averaging six yards 
per play, and had only one 
turnover, a fumble in the waning 
moments at the Sam Houston 10. 

Northwestern's defense scored 
on Sam Houston's third play of the 
game. Under heavy pressure in 
his own end zone, Bearkat quar- 
terback Chad Schramek threw the 
ball away and was called for inten- 
tional grounding, giving the 
Demons a safety and a 2-0 lead 
less than three minutes after kick- 

Keith Thibodeaux's 24-yard 
fumble return late in the first 
quarter started a 42-yard Demon 
scoring drive. Matthews capped it 
with a fourth-and-1 dive into the 
end zone from two yards out 14:07 
before halftime for an 8-0 lead. 

Northwestern took command 
in the third quarter, with a 20-25 
mph wind at its back. Sam 
Houston ran only 9 plays from 
scrimmage and netted just 9 
yards, while the Demons opened 
the lead to 18-0. 

Brad Laird's 24-yard touch- 
down pass to Brian Jacquet 
capped the demons' opening 70- 
yard drive. Greg Mueller, who 
missed a conversion kick and 40- 
yard field goal in the first hald, 
nailed a 25-yard field goal on 
Northwestern's next third-quarter 

The Demons scored on their 
third straight series on the first 
play of the fourth quarter. After 
Laird bombed 46 yards to 

Jermaine Jones with the wind on 
the last play of the third period, 
Matthews bolted 17 yards up the 
middle, dragging a tackier the last 
eight yards to boost Northwestern 
to 24-0. 

Goodwin's decision to take the 
wind at the Demons' back in the 
third quarter proved decisive. 

"I knew the way our defense 
was playing, we were going to get 
some great field position," he said. 
"After the way the third quarter 
went, we were right where I want- 
ed us to be." 

Sam Houston had only two 
first downs and 54 total yards 
going into the fourth quarter. 

The Bearkats twice threat- 
ened in the fourth period, but lost 
the ball on downs at the seven and 
Kevin Rhodes intercepted at the 

Laird finished with 212 yards 
passing on 10 of 17 accuracy, 
matthews, who opened the game 
with a 58-yard kickoff return, net- 
ted 75 yards rushing on 13 
attempts despite sitting out half 
the game with a sprained shoul- 

Auburn transfer Roymon 
Malcolm ran for 60 yards on 12 
carries in his most extensive 
action at Northwestern. 

Teryl Williamson's eight tack- 
les led the demon defense, which 
swarmed Sam Houston for 55 neg- 
ative rushing yards, including two 
sacks for minus 28 yards by 
George Haynes and Jason Storm. 

The Current Sauce 
is looking for Sports Writers. 
Anyone interested in writing 
for the paper can pick 
up an application in 
Rm. 225 of 
Kyser Hall. 

After their fifth win over Sam Houston, 
Northwestern prepares to play long-time rival, 

Sports Briefs 

Lady Demons place 9th at Texas A&M Invitational 

The Northwestern State Lady Demons, led by Maryalyce Walsh, captured a ninth place finish 
Saturday at the Texas A&M Cross Country Invitational. 

Texas-San Antonio won the men's division with 75 points, while Nebraska won the women's division 
with 44 points. 

Juan Londono ( 26:37) and Jon Nelson (26:44) led the Demons to a eighteenth place finish. Dave 
Hartman of Texas-San Antonio won in 23:36 over the 8000m course. 

In the women's race, Maryalyce Walsh fourteenth place (18:16) and Danielle Schaeffer thirty second 
place 1 18:59) led the Lady Demons. Nora Shepher of Nebraska won in 17:30 over the 5000m course. 

Northwestern attends the Northeast Louisiana Invitational Friday. The women's race starts at a 9:30 
a.m. and the men run at 10:15 a.m. 

Demons placed 4th in Intercollegiate Championship 

Jim Crotty finished in a fifth-place tie Tuesday as his Northwestern State team wound up fourth in the 
1995 Louisiana Intercollegiate Golf Championship at Pine Hills Golf Course. 

Crotty closed with a 4-over par 76 for a three-round 222 to earn a spot on the all-tournament team. He 
was 10 shots behind medalist John Carr of McNeese. 

Louisiana Tech won the team title, shooting a 54-hole total of 889. McNeese was second (895), 
Northeast Louisiana third (897) and Northwestern's 913 was good for fourth. The Demons shot 305 in 
Tuesday's final round. 

Centenary was fifth at 918, followed by Nicholls State (949), Southern (974) and Grambling (1,027). 
Northwestern's second-lowest finisher was freshman Luis Arichega, who shot 74 Tuesday for a 227 

Third for the demons was senior Weyers Van Rensssburg, who finished with a 76 for a 230 total. 
Freshman Manuel Inman shot 79-234 and senior Jason Myatt shot 81-244. 

"I wasn't disappointed in our performance considering this was our first fall tournament," Derek 
Morell, first-year coach. "I was disappointed in our work around the greens. We're much better than we 
showed in our short games." 

Northwestern next plays in the Southern Trace Invitational Oct. 22-24 in Shreveport. 

Lady Demons lose to Nicholls 

The NSU volleyball team was defeated by Nicholls State Monday in three straight games (10-15, 5-15, 

The Lady Demons, 7-19 overall, 0-8 in conference, led late in two of the three games, but could not pull 
out the victory. 

Kim Jesiolowski led Northwestern with 10 kills and 13 digs. 

Tiffany Cronin added six kills and a team high 23 digs, while Amy Warren contributed 11 kills and 10 


Nicholls, 8-14 overall, 3-7 conference, was led by Anita Greichgauer's 11 kills, while Annal Karlsson 
added nine. 

Northwestern hosts USL Tuesday night in a non-conference match. 

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story's main character, Troy. Troy 
is a convict in jail who is constant- 
ly thinking that his girlfriend, 
Wendi, and that she is cheating on 
him (she is). 

Troy's cellmate is Leo and he 
has mental powers that he thinks 
are going to free them from the jail 
cell. In fact, the powers don't and 

in fact, grant Troy his wish: to be a 
superhero like those in 
BloodS.C.R.EA.M. . The problem 
is, not only does the wish become 
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Human Life Alliance Advertising Supplement Hums 

of the Matter 

The special love between a mother and baby comes straight from the heart. 

This supplement has been prepared and copyrighted by Human Life Alliance of Minnesota, 
Inc., 3570 Lexington Avenue North, Suite 301 • St. Paul, Minnesota 55126 • (612) 484-1040. 

Dear Reader: 

If you're in a crisis pregnancy, or 
know someone who is, please be assured 
that we understand the emotional trauma 
you are going through — the doubts, the 
fears, the sense of shame and frustration. 
We know the agonizing decisions you 
face and the pressures you feel. 

At first blush, opting for an abortion 
probably sounds like the" quick-fix" so- 
lution to your problem. You need to be 
advised, as this supplement does in 
numerous articles, that abortion is not in 
your best interest. Those who have been 
telling you that it's a "women's rights" 
issue have been withholding critical in- 
formation from you. 

Actually , if you are subjecting your- 
self to the possible after-effects of abor- 
tion, as outlined on page eleven; or put- 
ting yourself in the position of being the 
anguished mother pouring out her heart 
from personal experience (also page 
eleven); or making yourself two to four 
times more prone to breast cancer (docu- 
mented by recent research), shouldn't 
people who claim to be for women be 
warning you of these consequences? 

Perhaps abortion isn't aboutwomen's 
rights after all! What then, or whom, is 
it about? The answer can be found 
within these pages. 

For instance, isn't it exciting to dis- 
cover, as Dr. Jerome Lejeune points out 

on page four that the miniaturized lan- 
guage mapping out the new baby at the 
time of fertilization contains more infor- 
mation about him/her than can be stored 
in five sets (not volumes) of Encyclope- 
dia Britannica? 

It is our hope that in reading this sup- 
plement and relating to the preborn child 
you will be convinced that abortion, 
besides not being in your best interest, is 
indeed an unjust, inhumane and irre- 
versible destruction of an innocent human 
life. There are alternatives to such a 
drastic measure! 

Is carrying your baby to term a man- 
ageable decision? Yes it is! Please refer 
to page five to realize the number of 
people and organizations ready and 
eager to help you. Don t hesitate to call 
on them, whatever your needs. The sup- 
port is there to see you through your 
crisis pregnancy - and beyond! 

Remember the decision you make will 
affect you for the rest of your life. Don't 
let anyone pressure you into a quick 
decision! We don' t pretend to have an 
easy solution - but a just, manageable, 
rewarding one, one which you will not 
regret: continued life for your baby! 

Martene Re'td, President 
Human Life Alliance of Minnesota 

The War of Words 

Claim: Abortion is legal, therefore, it must be right. 

A nswer: If child abuse were suddenly declared legal by the U.S. Supreme Court, would that 
make it right? Would we ignore such an injustice and do nothing to protect the children? 

Claim: / have the right to "choose" to abort my baby, a woman's "right to choose!" 
Answer: Abraham Lincoln once said "No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." 
Furthermore, the advocates who defend this "choice" are not consistent. Why is it only in 
the case of abortion they argue that "choice" should be legal and absolute? Using the same 
rationale, shouldn't people have the right to "choose" to use drugs ("It's my body") or the 
right to "choose" to practice prostitution? Should our society allow a person to"choose" to 
kill another person (or have that person killed) to solve the first person's problem? 

Claim: The government should not interfere with a woman's "right" to abortion. 
Answer: Our Declaration of Independence declares that we have an " inalienable right to 
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Thomas Jefferson defined government's role, 
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object 
ofgood government." Pres. Reagan, a defender of thehumanandcivil rightsof the preborn, 
called it "the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no 
other rights have any meaning." (Without life, taxation, hcallh-care etc. arc immaterial). 

Claim: If public money (tax money) is not available to pay for abortions "poor" women 
will be denied access to abortion. They will be discriminated against. 
Answer: Are we obligated to provide cigarettes and alcohol to poor people if they cannot 
afford them? On the contrary, government is very explicit about which items may be 
purchased with food stamps. Is this considered discrimination? The same people who argue 
for "public" subsidies for abortions are the same ones who argue that it is a "private" 
decision. To quote Congressman Henry Hyde, " We have a " right" of free speech. Docs this 
mean the government has to buy us a personal computer? A typewriter? A megaphone?" 

Claim: lam personally opposed to abortion, but I would not interfere with another's right 
to have an abortion nor impose my morality on others. 

Answer: Analogy -- if President Lincoln and the abolitionists had bought this line of 
reasoning regarding the slavery issue, we could still be saddled with slavery today. Every 
law ever passed sets standards which reflect someone's (or a body of law-makers') morality. 

Claim: You want to ban women's "constitutional right" to abortion. 
Answer: This is a "spurious" or false "right" - having no basis in the constitution. The U.S 
Supreme Court claims to have discovered a "privacy" right in the "penumbra" of the 
Constitution ("penumbra" definition: a partly lighted area around an area of full shadow). 
Court decisions (Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton) are aberrations (deviations from truth) and 
do nothing more than grant temporary license to kill children in the womb, the most 
dangerous place of residence. This license is tenuous and could be over-ridden by reversa 
or an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Indeed, to guarantee the permanent freedom of 
the slaves and establish rights for all U.S. "persons" the 14ih Amendment to the Constitution 
was passed. It states, "..J^o stale shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge thi 
privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States: nor shall any state deprive an) 
person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person withit 
its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law." (emphasis added). InRoev. Wade theCourl 
dcterm incd that unborn children are not "persons" even though they have the right to inheril 
property and many other rights. Some states have entire sections of law outlining Crimes 
Against Unborn Children in which they, from conception on, are protected from negligenl 
or willful harm or death. 

Claim: If legal abortions are banned, women will resort to back alley abortions. 
Answer: In 1972, the year before theSupremeCourtlegalized abortion, a total of 39 women 
died from illegal abortions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Formel 
abortion provider Carol Everett states, "In the last 18 months I was in the business, we wert 
completing 500 abortions monthly and killing or maiming one woman out of 500" (p. 10) 
If the numbers are this astounding for her four Texas clinics, it doesn't take an exped 
mathematician to figure out that the number of casualties happening nationwide at the ovef 
2200 supposedly "safe" abortuarics would be in the high hundreds. 

Claim: Abortion should be legal to end a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. 
Answer: It is important to remember that the child conceived in rape, or incest, is no less 
human than any other child. David Reardon's article, (page 8) points out that the very worst 
solution that can be offered to the pregnant woman at this crisis time in her life is an abortion 
Abortion compounds the problem! If a small child were killed in the street by a negligenl 
driver and it was later determined that the child had been conceived in rape, would the drive' 
be held less responsible? Is that child's death less tragic? 

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Test Your Abortion I.Q. 

1. On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme 
Court legalized abortion through which 
month of pregnancy? A) 3rd month; B) 
4th month; C) 6th month; D) 9th month 

2. Since abortion was legalized in 1973 
the number of preborn babies' lives 
extinguished by abortion is: A) 6 million; 
B) 12 million C) 30 million; D) 32 million 

3. Abortion is the leading cause of death 
, in the U.S., causing what percent of total 

deaths? A) 21%; B) 35%;C) 46%; D) 52% 

4. What age group of women have the 
greatest number of abortions? A) 15 - 19; 
B) 20 -24; C) 25 -29; D) 30 -34 

5. About 10 million Black children have 
been aborted since abortion was legalized. 
This is what fraction of the present Black 
population in the U.S.? A) one-eighth; B) 
one-fifth; C) one-third; D) one-half 

6. Since 1960 the number of babies born 
out-of-wedlock has risen by what percent? 

A) 60%; B) 105%; C) 250%; D) 419% 

7. Women who abort their first child stand 
how much greater risk of developing 
breast cancer? A) 3 x; B)2x; C)4x 

8. With the advances in medical science 
the number of surgical procedures which 
are now performed on babies in the womb 
is: A) over 50; B) 80; C) 90; D) over 100 

9. One out of every how many preborn 
babies is killed by abortion? A) two; 

B) three; C) four; D) six 

10. What percent of abortions performed 
in the U.S. are repeat abortions? A)30%; 

B) nearly 40%; C) nearly 50%; D) 60% 

11. What percent of women who have had 
abortions experience suicidal tendencies? 
A) 45%; B) 60%; C) 70%; D) 75% 

12. A developing baby's heart begins to 
beat at: A) 21 days; B) 30 days; 

C) 45 days; D) 60 days 

13) How many Americans now have an 
incurable sexually transmitted disease? 
A)20 million; B) 36 million; C) 56 million 

14) Every year up to what number of U.S. 
women become infertile because of STDs? 
A)66,000; B)75,000; C)98,000; D) 150,000 

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Abortion is Legal During 
7th, 8th and 9th Months 

In Roe v. Wade the Court allowed states to 
restrict abortions in the 3rd trimester "except 
where it is necessary... for the preservation 
of life or health of the mother." However, in 
Doe v. Bolton, the companion case to Roe, 
the Court defined "health" to include "all 
factors - physical, emotional, psychological, 
familial, and the woman's age - relevant to 
the well-being of the patient." Because of 
this broad definition of "health" the Court, in 
effect, permitted abortion-on-demand in all 
fifty states right up until birth for any reason! 

Chronology of a New Life 

Fertilization: The sperm joins with the ovum to form one cell. This 
one cell contains the complex genetic blueprint for every detail of human 
development — the child's sex, hair and eye color, height, skin tone etc. 

Month One: The first cell divides within several hours and then cell 
division continues in an orderly fashion every few hours as the small group 
of cells travels down the Fallopian tube to the uterus, where the uterine 
lining has been prepared for implantation. There are over 100 cells present 
when this tiny embryo reaches the uterus 7 to 10 days after fertilization. 
Day 20 — foundations of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are 
already established; day 21 — the heart begins to beat in a regular fashion; 
day 28 — the backbone, the rest of the skeleton, and muscles are forming — 
arms, legs, eyes and ears have begun to show. At one month old, the 
embryo is 10,000 times larger than the original fertilized egg — and 
developing rapidly. The heart is pumping increased quantities of blood 
through the system. The placenta forms a unique barrier that keeps the 
mother's blood separate, but allows food and oxygen to pass to the baby. 

Month Two: At 35 days the pre-born baby has all her fingers. Brainwaves 
can be detected at day 40; the brain is controlling 40 sets of muscles as 
well as the organs. The jaw forms including teeth buds in the gums. The 
eyelids seal during this time to protect the baby's developing light-sensitive 
eyes which will reopen in the seventh month. The stomach produces diges- 
tive juices and the kidneys have begun to function. The tiny human being 
responds to touch. By 8 weeks, the developing baby is now referred to as 
the fetus, a Latin word meaning "young one" or "offspring." 

Month Three: Day 63 (9 weeks): Unique fingerprints are evident and 
never change. The baby now sleeps, awakens and exercises her muscles by 
turning her head, curling her toes, and opening and closing her mouth - 
often sucking her thumb. Her palm, when stroked, will make a tight fist. 
She breathes amniotic fluid to help develop her respiratory system. By 12 
wks. all the organs and systems of her body are functioning. The only 
major activity from now until birth is growth - the increase in her size. 

Month Four: By the end of this month (16 weeks) the baby is 8 to 10 
inches in length and weighs a half pound or more. Her ears are functioning, 
and there is evidence that the baby hears her mother's voice and heartbeat, 
as well as external noises. The umbilical cord has become an engineering 
marvel, transporting 300 quarts of fluids per day and completing a round- 
trip of fluids every 30 seconds. Because the preborn child is now larger, the 
mother usually begins to feel her baby's movements during this month. 

Month Five: Half the pregnancy has now passed. The baby is about 12 
inches long. If a sound is especially loud or startling, she may jump in re- 
action to it Babies born at this stage of development (19 - 20 weeks) are 
surviving at an increasing rate thanks to advances in medical technology. 

Month Six: (24 weeks): Oil and sweat glands are functioning. The baby's 
delicate skin is protected in the amniotic sac by a special ointment "vernix." 

Month S«ven: The baby's brain has as many cells as it will have at birth. 
The preborn child uses the four senses of vision, hearing, taste and touch. 
Research has documented that she can now recognize her mother's voice. 

Month Eight: The skin begins to thicken, with a layer of fat stored 
underneath for insulation and nourishment Antibodies increasingly build 
up. The baby swallows a gallon of amniotic fluid per day, more if it is 
sweetened. She often hiccups. She has been urinating for several months. 

Month Nine: Toward the end of this month, the baby is ready for birth. 
The average duration of pregnancy is 280 days from the first day of the 
mother's last menstrual period, but this varies. By this time the infant's 
heart is pumping 300 gallons of blood per day. In response to signals from 
the brain the child triggers labor and birth occurs. Of the 45 generations of 
cell divisions before adulthood, 41 have taken place in the womb. Only 
four more will come - during the rest of childhood and before adolescence. 
In developmental terms we spend 90% of our lives in the womb. 

Photo courtesy of Joseph R. Sun ton, M.D. 

6 Weeks 

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16 Weeks 

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Life begins at conception 

"Each of us has a very precise starting 
moment which is the time at which the 
whole necessary and sufficient genetic 
information is gathered inside one cell, 
the fertilized egg, and this is the 
moment of fertilization. There is not the 
slightest doubt about that and we know 
that this information is written on a kind 
of ribbon which we call the DNA. " 

Jerome Lejeune, M.D., 
Ph.D., tells us much about the 
intricacies of the beginning of 
human life. Contrary to the 
popular vie w that the tiny baby 
becomes more and more "de- 
veloped" as the weeks of preg- 
nancy go on, Dr. Lejeune 
says that the very first cell . the 
fertilized egg, is " the most 
specialized cell underthe sun." 
No other cell will ever again 
have the same instructions in 
the life of the individual being 

In the words of Dr. Lejeune, 
"Each of us has a very precise 
starting moment which is the 
time at which the whole nec- 
essary and sufficient genetic 
information is gathered inside 
one cell, the fertilized egg, 
and this is the moment of fer- 
tilization. There is not the 
slightest doubt about that and 
we know that this information 
is written on a kind of ribbon 
which we call the DNA." 

He explains that the ferti- 
lized egg contains more infor- 
mation about the new indi- 
vidual than can be stored in 
five sets (not volumes) of the 
Encyclopedia Britannica (if 
enlarged to normal print). To 
further emphasize the minute- 
ness of this language. Dr. 
Lejeune states that if all the 
one -metre-long DNA of the 
sperms and all the one-metre- 
long DNA of the ova which 
contain the instructions for 
the 5 billion human beings 
who will replace us on this 
planet were brought together 
in one place the total amount 
of matter would be roughly 
the size of two aspirin tablets. 

When Dr. Lejeune testified 
in the Louisiana Legislature 
( House Committee on the Ad- 
ministration of Criminal Jus- 
tice, June 7, 1990) he stated, 
"Recent discoveries by Dr. 

Alec Jeffreys of England dem- 
onstrate that this information 
(on the DNA molecule) is 
stored by a system of bar codes 
not unlike those found on 
products at the supermarket . . . 
it's not any longer a theory 
that each of us is unique." 

Dr. Lejeune states that be- 
cause of studies published 
within the last year we can 
now determine within three to 
seven days after fertilization 
if the new human being is a 
boy or a girl. 

"f see no 
between the 
early person that 

you were at 
conception and 
the late person 
which you are 
now. You were, 
and are, a human 

"At no time," Dr. Lejeune 
says, "is the human being a 
blob of protoplasm. As far as 
your nature is concerned, I see 
no difference between the 
early person that you were at 
conception and the late per- 
son which you are now. You 
were, and are, a human be- 

In the testimony Dr. Lejeune 
gave on The Seven Human 
Embryos (Circuit Court for 
Blount County, Tennessee at 
Maryville, Equity Division, 
August 8-10, 1989) he com- 
pared the chromosome to a 
mini-cassette, in which a sym- 
phony is written, the sym- 
phony of life. He explained 
that if you buy a cartridge on 
which a Mozart symphony 
has been recorded and insert it 

Dr. Jerome Lejeune 

in a player, what is being re- 
produced is the movement of 
the air that transmits to you 
the genius of Mozart. In mak- 
ing the analogy he said, "It's 
exactly the same way that life 
is played. On the tiny mini- 
cassettes which are our chro- 
mosomes are written various 
parts of the opus which is for 
human symphony, and as soon 
as all the information neces- 
sary and sufficient to spell the 
whole symphony (is brought 
together), this symphony 
plays itself, that is, a new man 
is beginning his career ... as 
soon as he has been conceived, 
a man is a man." 

Dr. Jerome Lejeune died on April 
3, 1994. Dr. Lejeune of Paris, 
France was a medical doctor, a 
Doctor of Science and a profes- 
sor of Fundamental Genetics for 
over 20 years. Dr. Lejeune dis- 
covered the genetic cause of 
Down Syndrome, receiving the 
Kennedy Prize for the discovery 
and. in addition, received the Me- 
morial Allen Award Medal, the 
world's highest award for work 
in the field of Genetics. He prac- 
tised his profession at theHopital 
des Enfant s Malades (Sick Chil- 
dren's Hospital) in Paris. 
Dr. Lejeune was a member of the 
American Academy of Arts and 
Science, a member of the Royal 
Society of Medicine in London, 
The Royal Society of Science in 
Stockholm, the Science Acad- 
emy in Italy and Argentina, The 
Pontifical Academy of Science 
and The Academy of Medicine in 

Legalized Abortion Based on Lies and Fraud 

Norma McCorvey was the "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade. 
Early in 1970 Norma Mccorvey claimed that she had been gang-raped and became 
pregnant. Attorneys Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, newly graduated from the 
University of Texas Law School, needed a "client" in order to challenge Texas' 100-year old 
law that banned abortions. They convinced Norma that she should be seeking an abortion. 

The case was subsequently argued all the way to the Supreme Court which resulted in 
legalizing abortion in all 50 states in 1973. In the meantime, Norma's baby was bom and 
released for adoption. In 1987, McCorvey admitted that the gang-rape was a lie. In August 
1995, she joined Operation Rescue stating that she was tired of being exploited by the pro- 

If you would like to obtain 
a copy of Dr. Lejeune's 
testimony on The Seven 
Human Embryos send $4.00 
to Human Life Alliance of 
MN, Inc., 3570 Lexington 
Ave. N., Suite 301, St. Paul, 
MN 55126-8087. 

While Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, on the same date, Doe v. Bolton provided for 
abortion-on-demand for the entire nine months of pregnancy and was the legal vehicle 
which provided Court sanction for the over 2200 abortion mills across the country. 

Sandra Cano was "Mary Doe" of Doe v. Bolton 
Sandra Cano now says she was an unwitting participant in fraud on the highest court in the 
land. Sandra was a young expectant mother with three children facing a divorce from a 
husband who was in jail for child molestation. Cano's three children had been taken from 
her by family service workers. They were being shunted from one bad environment to 
another. Cano loved her children dearly. She was almost insane with grief when she turned 
to Legal Aid Services for help. The offer of N.O. W. lawyers to take the whole mess off her 
hands, obtain a divorce and regain custody of her children sounded too good to be true. 

When the attorneys hinted that they would like to strike a deal which would include aborting 
the child Sandra was carrying she made it very clear that she could never do that Yet, her 
attorneys ignored her objections and ran roughshod over her. When she realized her case 
had been used to obtain abortion-on-demand she said, "...why would I stretch my imagina- 
tion to include a plan so bizarre that it would give people in a civilized society permission 
to kill their own babies? ... I surely never thought they would tie my personal anxieties about 
retrieving my children to a scheme to make abortion-on-demand legal." Ironically, the Cano 
baby, like the McCorvey baby, was carried to term and relinquished for adoption. Yet, 
30,000,000 other babies have lost their lives to abortion because of these two cases. 

Sarah Weddington was the Attorney 

Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, 
gave a speech at the Education Ethics Institute in Oklahoma. She explained why she 
defended the sketchy story and false rape charge of a Texas waitress "Jane Roe" all the way 
to the S upreme Court "My behavior may not have been totally ethical. But I did it for what 
I thought were the right reasons." Tulsa World 5/24/93 

Playboy Provided the Funding 

Hugh Heffner, founder of Playboy claims to have done one great thing for women: 
"Playboy probably had more to do than any other company with Roe v. Wade. We supplied 
the money for those early cases and actually wrote the amicus curiae for Roe." 

Do You Hear What I Hear? 

"With no hype at all, the fetus can rightly be called a marvel of cognition, 
consciousness and sentience." 

"She slides into the world with 
eyes alert, the tiny ridges of her 
ears living antennae scanning the con 
versation frequencies in the room. 
S he finds her mother' s voice with her ears, 
and her eyes." 

The baby's alertness and awareness be- 
gins with early development in the womb. 
The preborn baby can hear and respond to 
sound. Car horns can make the baby 
jump. Her heartbeat quickens. 

When Peter Hepper of Queens Univer- 
sity in Belfast repeatedly played to 30- 
week-old fetuses the theme song from a 
popular soap opera, they relaxed. After 

birth, the babies became "quite 
alert" when they heard the tune. 
"...When a loudspeaker directs 
speech syllables at a mother-to-be's 
abdomen, the fetus's heart slows, a sign 
of attentiveness. The heartbeat speeds 
up as the fetus gets bored with the sounds, 
then slows again if new ones flow into 
the womb." 

A fetus remembers some experiences 
and may alter her behavior as a result. 

The title, the direct quotes and other pertinent 
information in this article are taken from: 
Newsweek Special Issue, "How Kids Grow," 
Summer 1991 (Begley). 

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1995 5 

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American Victims of Abortion 
American Rights Coalition 
Victims Of Choice 
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Contact centers below for help! Various services available (though not at all locations) include: • Free confidential pregnancy testing • Confidential counseling -- alternatives 
and options explored • Referrals for medical, legal, and financial aid • Assistance with housing needs • Adoption referrals • Free maternity and baby clothes (some furniture) 
• Childbirth classes and labor coaching • Post-abortion counseling • Help and support for single mothers • Other family support groups • Parenting help and education. 


Volunteers of America Pregnancy Services 
1756 Eliot Street • 318-442-8026 

Baton Rouge 

Women's Crisis Center 

206 Chimes St • 504-387-0600 

Catholic Community Services 
Counseling, Maternity, and Adoption Center 
4884 Constitution Ave. 1 -B 
504-927-4930 • 1-800-227-3002 


Access Pregnancy & Referral 
1799Strumpf Blvd#5-4 • 504-581-5433 

Crisis Pregnancy Center • 318-232-5097 
Catholic Social Services • 318-261-5654 
Catholic Social Services • 318-235-5281 

Associated Catholic Charities 
1799 Strumpf Blvd. Bldg 7 #3 • 504-523-3755 

Lake Charles 

Hahnille New Life Counseling 

Associated Catholic Charities • 504-783-2906 606 Alamo • 31 8-433-7757 


Reservation House & Pregnancy Testing 
101 S Spruce Tree • 504-524-0492 

Pregnancy Problem Center 
4724 Jamestown Ave, Ste 3 • 504-924-1400 Catholic Social Services 

Heartbeat of Louisiana 

206 W. Chimes St • 504-387-6646 


Catholic Social Services • 504-876-0490 

Bethany Christian Services 

8786 Goodwood Blvd, #1 03 • 504-927-3235 Pregnancy Outreach Center • 504-851-2229 
Crisis Hotline • 1 -800-488-3235 

Family Life Federation 

P.O. Box 80474 • 504-924-1412 

Abortion Awareness Center 
Hotline • 504-275-4961 


Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center 
P O Box 3198 • 504-893-4281 


West Bank Pregnancy Testing Center 
5044 Lapaico • 504-347-6882 


Access Pregnancy Center 

3008 20th St. Ste. L • 504-832-1503 

Pregnancy Testing Center 

3032 Ridge Lake Ste. 103 • 504-837-2579 


Pregnancy Aid Center • 31 8-377-41 75 


Acadiana Crisis Pregnancy Center 
913 S College Rd. Suite 206 • 318-232-5509 Catholic Social Services • 1-800-256-7222 

Lifeline -31 8-235-9620 
The Gabriel Prtoject • 318-981-0813 
Catholic Social Services • 1-800-256-7222 
Project Rachel • 318-261-5607 


Pregnancy Lifeline 

1 500 Royal Suite A • 31 8-323-2200 

Mercy Ministries 

P O Box 3028 • 318-388-2040 


Crisis Pregnancy Center 

P O Box 2234 ■ 318-357-8888 

New Orleans 

Pregnancy Testing Center 

3330 Canal St. Ste 104 • 504-821-5119 

Associated Catholic Charities 

1000 Howard Ave. #1200 • 504-523-3755 

Catholic Social Services • 1 -800-256-7222 

Children's Bureau Adoption • 504-525-2366 

Volunteers of America • 504-837-2652 

Access Pregnancy Counseling 

2025 Gravier, Ste 712 • 504-581-5433 


Volunteers of America Pregnancy Services 
21 West Alabama Ave • 31 8-81 60 


Volunteers of America Pregnancy Services 
360 Jordan St. • 318-221-5000 


Crisis Pregnancy Help Center-24 Hour Line 
RR 15 Box 590 • 504-643- HELP 

Louisiana and National Pro-Life Resources 

American Holocost Memorial 
Baton Rouge • 504-926-8920 

Provides Pro-life education and Information on adoption. 

Mom & Me Shop » 504-926-8920 

Dispenses free maternity and infant clothes as well as 
other needed supplies. 

Teens For Life ■ 504-926-8920 

Louisiana Pro-Life Action Network 

P.O. Box 5918 • Metairie 70004 • 504-885-6150 

Louisiana Right to Life Federation & Pro- Life Council 
P.O.Box 8807 • Metairie 7001 1 • 504-834-5433 

American Life League 

P.O.Box 1350 • Stafford, VA 22555 • 703-659-4171 

Human Life International 

7845 Airpark Road, Ste E • 800-549-LIFE or 301-670-7884 

Gulfport, MS 

Morning Star • 2204 24th Ave 
1-800-570-LOVE • 1 -800-CARE-002 

Jackson, MS Pascagoula, MS 

Birthright • 601-864-4221 Pregnancy Crisis Center 

Abortion Action Alternative* 601-362-1999 3623-A Lee St • 601-769-8151 

Medical Care and Assistance 

New Orleans 

St. Vincent Maternity Clinic Program 
2025 Gravier St.* Suite 712 • 504-525-7516 

New Life Center • Resisential assistance center for homeless 
teens, women, children and pregnant teens • 318-948-3161 

Maternity Homes 


House of Ruth Maternity Home • 504-774-7240 
Baton Rouge 

Missionaries of Charity Maternity Home • 504-383-8367 
Gail Maternity Home • 504-926-0070 
Catholic Social Services • 1-800-256-7222 

Adoption Agencies 


LA Child Care & Placement Services 
& Christian Group Home 

9080 Southwood Dr • Shreveport, LA 71 1 18 • 318-686-2243 

Baton Rouge 

Bethany Christian Services 
504-927-3274* 1-800- BETHANY 

Gail House Maternity and Adoption Services • 504-926-0070 
8676 Goodwood Blvd #105 • 1 -800-259-BABY 

New Orleans 

New Family Adoption Services • 504-833-5829 
Jewish Family Services • 504-524-8475 

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Every Twenty Seconds 
life Is Taken By Abortion... 
That's A Lot Of Love Lost 

8 1995 

Human Life Alliance Advertising Supplement 

Opts for 
The Loving 

It was the beginning of my junior year in 
high school. I was excited, looking forward 
to another year of diving, gymnastics and 
track. But this excitement quickly came to 
an end when I realized I was pregnant. 

When the pregnancy was confirmed, my 
mind went racing. It wasn't enough to just 
say that I was scared - 1 was terrified! The 
idea of having an abortion was never a 
consideration for me. I could not live 
with the realization that I was responsible 
for taking the life of my child - a death 
because of my actions. 

My first instincts told me that I needed to 
raise my child on my own. I knew I could 
love and care for a child, but when I stopped 
thinking about myself, and thought about 
what was best for my child, I knew adoption 
was the right decision. I was sixteen at the 
time. I wanted to go back to school for my 
senior year and wanted to participate fully, 
in sports etc. I wanted to go on to college. 

I knew I could not do all of this and raise a 
child at the same time. I did not want to have 
to live with my parents indefinitely and 
depend on them for everything. I did not 
want them to be thrust into the role of prime 
care-givers for my child. It just would not be 
fair for any of us, for them, myself or the 
baby. I knew that placing my child for 
adoption would be the right thing to do, the 
loving alternative! 

The adoption procedure I opted for is not 
your ordinary plan. I chose to do an inde- 
pendent open adoption. Through this proc- 
ess I was able to select from among the pro- 
spective adoptive parents. I had the oppor- 
tunity to establish a personal relationship 
with them as well as to develop a lasting 
friendship. The more I got to know them the 
more excited I was about placing my baby 
with this couple. They had so much love and 

The abortion experience 
for victims of rape and incest 

Lisa O. 

security to offer my child. They were there 
with me in the hospital when my son was 
born. Their video camcorder ran non-stop. 

I will always treasure the three days I spent 
in the hospital with my son. Handing him 
over to his new parents was by no means 
easy, but I knew in my heart that this was the 
right decision for both of us. 

Many tears were shed throughout the nine 
months and during the hospital stay. But, 
they were not all tears of sadness. I miss my 
son very much. I think about him every day 
and a smile comes to my face. I thank the 
Lord that He led me to two such special 
people to be adoptive parents for my child. 

It has been several years since my son was 
born. He now has an adoptive sister. I keep 
in contact with the family through letters and 
pictures. I can't begin to explain the feelings 
of pride and contentment that I experience 
when I see the smile on his face. 

I am now a junior in college majoring in 
paralegal studies. Relinquishing my son 
was the hardest decsion I will ever have to 
make but I'm more confident than ever that 
it was the right one. While in the hospital I 
received a card which read, "Some people 
come into our lives, leave footprints on our 
hearts, and we are never the same." This is 
so true! 

Testimony by Lisa O. of Minnesota. 
(Primed with permission ) 

Every year over two million requests for 
adoption go unsatisfied. 

18 week-old baby developing In the womb. 

If he is not alive, 
why is he growing? 

If he is not a human being, 
what kind of being is he? 

If he is not a child, 

why is he sucking his thumb? 

If he is a living, 
human child, 

why is it legal to kill him? 

by David C. Reardon 

Rape and incest are very emo- 
tional topics. They often elicit 
in the general populace feelings 
of revulsion; people draw back 
from the issue of rape and in- 
cest, even from the victims of 
rape and incest. People don't 
know how to handle a person 
who is in that much pain. There 
is no quick fix.... 

Some people who are other- 
wise very pro-life will condone 
abortion in rape and incest 
cases because they don't know 
what else to offer. And they will 
accept it as a rare case. This 
pro-life difficulty in defending 
the unborn even in rape and in- 
cest cases is largely due to igno- 
rance because the facts, as I 
have found them, show that the 
victim's needs are not being 
served by abortion. In fact, 
rape and incest victims actually 
suffer considerably from the 

The facts suggest that only a 
minority of rape and incest vic- 
tims actually choose abortion 1 — 
so right there, one should pause 
and reflect. Abortion is not 
usually chosen as the immediate 
solution by rape and incest vic- 
tims but that is the prevailing 
belief of the general population. 
A woman has been raped and 
made pregnant: "Oh, she's got 
to have an abortion." No one 
has studied the rape and incest 
victims' needs; abortion is pre- 
sumed to fill their needs. 

Kathleen DeZeeuw states, 
"Having lived through rape, 
and also having raised a child 
'conceived in rape,' I feel per- 
sonally insulted and assaulted 
every time 1 hear that abortion 
should be legal because of rape 
and incest. I feel that we're 
being used by pro-abortionists 
to further the abortion issue, 
even though we've not been 
asked to tell our side." 

The children conceived 
through sexual assault also have 
a voice which deserves to he 
heard. Julie Makimaa, con- 
ceived by an act of rape, works 
diligently against abortion. She 
believes every life has a value 
beyond measure, a purpose 
which only time can reveal. Not 
ashamed of her origin, Julie 
proudly proclaims: "It doesn't 
matter how I began. What mat- 
ters is who I will become." 

Abortion Adds to 
the Pain of Rape 

Various studies and my own 
research indicate that rape and 
incest victims fall into the high 
risk category of aborters, and the 
existence of rape or incest is 
actually a contraindication for 

abortion. Jackie Bakker, whose 
testimony is in my book, 2 says, 
"I soon discovered that the af- 
termath of my abortion contin- 
ued a long time after the mem- 
ory of my rape had faded. I felt 
empty and horrible. Nobody 
told me about the emptiness and 
pain I would feel deep within 
causing nightmares and deep de- 
pressions. They had all told me 
that after the abortion I could 
continue with my life as if noth- 
ing had happened." This is the 
same story we hear from a lot of 
aborted women. But for the 
rape and incest victim it is an es- 
pecially keen story, because they 
have been told, "In your situ- 
ation that is the only thing you 
can do." And they have been 
betrayed by that advice. 

"I felt empty and 
horrible... They had all 
told me that after the 
abortion I could con- 
tinue with my life as if 

nothing had 


Victims Gave Reasons to 
Forego Abortion 

Perhaps the best study was 
done by Dr. Sandra Mahkom, 
published in Psychological 
Aspects of Abortion* Dr. 
Mahkom was an experienced 
rape counselor who, in 1979, 
identified 37 pregnant rape vic- 
tims who were treated by a so- 
cial welfare agency. Of these 
37, only five chose to have an 
abortion. Of the 28 who gave 
birth, 17 chose adoption and 3 
kept the child themselves; for 
the remaining eight, research 
was unable to determine where 
the child was placed. 

"I was being sexually 
attacked, threatened 
by him and betrayed 
by Mom's silence. ..the 
abortion which was to 
be in 'my best interest' 
has not been... it only 
'saved their reputa- 
tions/solved their 
problems and allowed 
their lives to go 
merrily on." 

Several reasons were given 
for not aborting. First, several 
women felt that abortion was 
another act of violence — that 
it was immoral or murder. One 
said she would only suffer more 
mental anguish from taking the 
life of a baby. Second, some 
saw an Intrinsic meaning or 
purpose to the child. Somehow 
this child was foisted into their 
lives but, on the other hand, 
they sensed some sort of hidden 
purpose behind it. And al- 
though not responsible for 
having brought the child into 
being, it had happened, and the 
consequences could be lived 
with. Third, at a subconscious 
level, the rape victim feels that 
if she can get through the preg- 
nancy she will have conquered 
the rape. Outlasting pregnancy 
shows she is better than the 
rapist who brutalized her. Giv- 
ing birth, then, is the way rape 
victims seek to reclaim their 
self-esteem. It is a totally self- 
less act, a generous act, espe- 
cially in light of the pressure to 
abort. It is a way for them to 
display their courage and 
strength to survive even a rape. 

In her study, Mahkom found 
that feelings or issues relating to 
the rape experience were the 
primary concern for most of the 
pregnant rape victims — not 
pregnancy. While 19% — a 
significant number — placed 
primary emphasis on their need 
to confront their feelings about 
the pregnancy, including feel- 
ings of resentment and hostility 
towards the unborn child, the 
primary difficulty they experi- 
enced with the rape pregnancy 
was pressure from other people 
who saw the pregnancy as a blot 
to be eliminated. Family and 
friends just weren't supportive 
of the woman's choice to bear 
the child. 

Dr. Mahkom also found that, 
in the group who carried their 
pregnancies to term, none, at the 
end of pregnancy, wished she 
had decided on an abortion. 
Abortion therefore inhibits the 
healing to the rape victim and 
reinforces negative attitudes. 

Abortion Reinforces 
Women's Powerlessness 

Another example from my 
book is Vanessa Landry, another 
rape victim who said, "I didn't 
really want to have the abortion. 
1 have always been against abor- 
tion all my life. People think that 
whenever anyone is raped, they 
have to have an abortion. My 
social worker just kept telling me 
all kinds of things to encourage 
me to have the abortion. They 
didn't give me any other option 
except to abort. 

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The Abortifacient Nature of Some Contraceptives 

THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL - The "Pill" causes 150 different chemical changes in the 
woman's body (chemical warfare). This fact is documented in the Textbook of Contraception 
by Malcolm Potts, director of Planned Parenthood of England (Cambridge Press 1983,p.l44). 
The "Pill" works in three ways: 

1) Temporary Sterilization - preventing ovulation; however, it is estimated that the low 
dosage pills now in use, fail to suppress ovulation 50% of the time! 

2) Abortion - altering the lining of the womb, making it hostile to a newly conceived child 
and preventing implantation in the womb. 

3) Contraception - The "Pill" thickens the cervical mucus slowing the transportation of 
sperm to the ovum. 

INTRAUTERINE DEVICE (I.U.D.) - though touted and sold as a contraceptive, in reality, 
the I.U.D. does not prevent conception. Neither does it prevent ovulation. The I.U.D.'s 
mode of action is to create a hostile and inflammatory environment in the womb so that a 
newly conceived child cannot implant and grow there. The fertilized ovum is thus expelled. 

Also acting as abortifacients are other equally deceptive "contraceptives" : Depo-Provera, 
Norplant, RU486, Abortifacient Vaccines, Cytotec, etc. 

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Abortion Techniques Described 

Suction- Aspiration: The method of abortion most commonly used for early pregnancies. 
The abortionist inserts a hollow plastic tube into the dilated uterus. The tube is connected 
to a powerful suction apparatus. The suction tears the baby's body into pieces. 

Dili tation and curettage (D and C): Similar to the suction procedure except the abortion- 
ist inserts a tiny hoe-like instrument into the uterus. With this, the abortionist cuts the baby 
into pieces and scrapes him/her out into a basin. Bleeding is usually profuse. 

Dictation and evacuation (D and E): Used after 12 weeks. A pliers-like instrument is 
needed because the baby's bones are calcified, as is the skull. The abortionist inserts the 
instrument into the uterus, seizes a leg or other part of the body and, with a twisting motion, 
tears it from the baby's body. The spine must be snapped and the skull crushed in order 
to remove them from the womb. 

Salt poisoning (saline injection): This is used after 16 weeks. A long needle is inserted 
through the mother's abdomen into the baby's sac. Some fluid is removed and a strong salt 
solution is injected. The solution is swallowed and "breathed" and slowly poisons the baby. 
He/she kicks and jerks violenUy as he/she is literally being burned alive. 

Hysterotomy or Caesarean Section: Used mainly in the last three months of pregnancy, 
the womb is entered by surgery through the wall of the abdomen. The tiny baby is removed 
and allowed to die by neglect or direct act. 

Prostaglandin chemical abortion: This form of abortion uses chemicals, developed by the 
Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co., which cause the uterus to contract intensely, pushing out the 
developing baby. In one article, one of the complications listed with this method was "live 
birth." In fact, the two most "dreaded" complications for an abortionist are a dead mother 
or a live baby. 

Dilatation and Extraction (D and X) Late Term Abortions 

(The authenticity of the following information has been confirmed in an article in the American 
Medical Association's Newsletter, American Medical News, in the July 5, 1993 edition). 

At a Septemberl3-14, 1992 meeting of the National Abortion Federation, a trade 
association of abortion providers, an Ohio abortionist, Dr. Martin Haskell, described this 
new technique he has perfected. Unlike the D & E procedure whereby the preborn child is 
dismembered inside the mother's womb, with the D & X method the preborn baby is alive 
until the end of the procedure when the child is killed by suctioning the brain tissue through 
a hole at the base of the skull while the baby's head is still inside the uterus. Then the intact 
aborted child, minus brain content, is removed from the womb. 

According to the paper presented by Dr. Haskell the procedure takes three days and begins 
with "dilation (and) MORE DILATION." The cervix is initially dilated to 9-1 1 mm. with 
mechanical dilators, in order to accommodate the placement of five to seven synthetic 
laminaria, Dilapan hydroscopic dilators, which remain in place overnight. 

The following morning the Dilapan are removed and replaced with a second insertion of 
15 to 25 dilators, again left overnight The Dilapan process may cause severe cramping. 

On the third day, after removing the dilators, the abortionist ruptures the membranes, if 
this has not already happened, and drains the amniotic fluid. The abortionist places an 
ultrasound transducer on the mother's abdomen and locates the child's legs and feet. 

The abortionist then uses a large forceps to grasp one of the baby's legs. He pulls firmly, 
forcing the child into a feet-down position. He continues pulling until the baby 's leg is drawn 
into the birth canal. 

Next, using his hands instead of forceps, the abortionist delivers the baby's body in a 
manner similar to a breech birth. First, the child's other leg is delivered, followed by the 
torso, shoulders, and arms. The baby's head "usually" remains inside the uterus. 

The abortionist then performs the last step which Dr. Haskell calls "fetal skull decompres- 
sion." Using blunt-tipped surgical scissors in a closed position, he pierces the child's head 
at the base of the skull. He then forces the scissors open to enlarge the skull opening. 

Removing the scissors, the abortionist inserts a suction catheter into the wound and 
vacuums out the child's brain tissue (in Dr. Haskell's words, "evacuates the skull contents") 
causing the baby's death. With the skull emptied of brains, it collapses and he then "applies 
traction to the (dead) fetus removing it completely from the patient." 

Dr. Haskell has performed over 700 of these abortions on preborn babies as old as 26 
weeks. Dr. Haskell refers to another abortionist, Dr. James McMahon of McMahon Med. 
Center and Eve Surgical Centers in Los Angeles and Tarzama, CA, who not only also uses 
this technique but sometimes uses it to abort preborn children up to 32 weeks "or more." 

Barbara Radford, Executive Director of the National Abortion Federation said of this 
late-term abortion technique, in a 6/1 8/93 letter to NAF members, "Don't apologize: this is 
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Rape and Incest 

(Continued from page 8) 

They said I was just another mi- 
nority bringing a child into the 
world and there were too many 
already." 7 Here is a woman 
who is being victimized not only 
because she is a rape victim, but 
also because she is black and a 
minority and she has a low 
income. That is one of the 
stories that upsets me the most. 

Childbirth can be a victory. 
For the majority of pregnant 
rape victims who wisely choose 
to forego abortion, childbirth 
is the choice of triumph over 
rape. It is a choice that says, 
"Rape will not dictate my life." 
It allows them to show their 
own courage and generosity. 
When the need of pregnant 
rape victims is carefully exam- 
ined, it can be shown the abor- 
tion is not necessary and in- 
deed is very likely to hinder 
reco very by increasingfeelings 
of guilt, shame and low self- 

Like Incest, Abortion 
Promotes Silence 

Incest victims face similar 
problems. Incest is a very 
complex issue and it is hard to 
say much in a very short period 
of time, but the vast m ajority of 
incest victims want to carry their 
pregnancy to term. These are 
young girls for whom preg- 
nancy is a way to break out of 
an incestuous relationship with 
their father, whom they may 
love despite their confusion and 
resentment about the way they 
have been used as sexual ob- 
jects. Since they still love the 
father, having the child can not 
only help expose the incestu- 

ous relationship but also give 
hope of beginning a truly lov- 
ing relationship. 

In studies of incest victims, 
the vastmajority choose to carry 
the pregnancy to term. 8 Those 
in the minority who have an 
abortion do so only under pres- 
sure from their parents to con- 
ceal the incestuous relationship. 
Because incest is a family pa- 
thology that involves father, 
mother and daughter, all are in- 
volved in a conspiracy of si- 

I interviewed Edith Young, 
now 38 years old, who was a 
rape and incest victim at 12 
years of age. To cover up the 
incident, her parents procured 
an abortion for her without tell- 
ing her what was to happen. 
The emotional and physical 
scars of incest and abortion still 
last to this day. She said, "I was 
being sexually attacked, threat- 
ened by him and betrayed by 
Mom's silence.. .the abortion 
which was to be in 'my best 
interest' has not been.. .it only 
'saved their reputations,' solved 
their problems and allowed their 
lives to go merrily on.' 

Pro-life persons don't have 
any reason to be ashamed to 
defend a pro-life view in the 
case of rape or incest. The 
ones who need to be ashamed 
are the pro-abortionists who 
have been exploiting the prob- 
lems of rape and incest vic- 
tims, confusing the public and 
promoting abortion for their 
own social engineering goals. 
To my knowledge, pro-abor- 
tionists have never yet brought 
together a group of rape and 
incest victims who carried their 
pregnancies to term who said, 
"Oh, that was the worst thing I 

ever did. Why didn't some- 
body give me an abortion when 
I needed it?" 

We, on the other hand, can 
produce women who took the 
advice of the pro -abortionists, 
had the abortion and now say, 
"This abortion ruined my life. 
What were you telling me?" 
We need to join rape and incest 
victims in demanding that pro- 
aboruonists Stop exploiting the 
pain of innocent women's prob- 
lems for their own political ends. 

'Pregnancy and Sexual Assault, 
Sandra Mahkom, in The Psy- 
chological Aspects of Abortion, 
ed. Mall and Watts (1979), pp. 

^Aborted Women: Silent No 
more. David C. Reardon 
(1987), pp. 206-210. 

'A'Text omitted. 

'Outcome Following Thera- 
peutic Abortion. Payne et al.. 
Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 33:725- 
733 (June 1976). 

'Supra, note 1. 

7 Supra, note 2, pp. 276-278. 
'The Consequences of Incest: 
Giving and Taking Life, 
Maloof, in The Psychological 
Aspects of Abortion, ed. Mall 
and Watts (1979), pp. 73-110. 

'Father-Daughter Incest — 
Treatment of the Family. 
Kennedy, Laval Medical 
10 Supra, note 2, pp. 212-218. 

David C. Reardon is Director 
of the Elliot Institute for Social 
Sciences Research and author 
of the book "Aborted Women: 
Silent No More" (1987). For a 
copy of Post -abortion Review 
Newsletter, write to: P.O. Box 
9070 Springfield, IL 62791. 
The majority of this article 
appeared in Association for 
Interdisciplinary Research 
Newsletter, Vol 2, Fall 1988 

Planned Parenthood Ignores Own Advice 

In 1963, a Planned Parenthood publication. Plan Your Children For Health and Happiness, 
stated: "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and 
health." Yet Planned Parenthood now operates the nation's largest number of abortion mills. 

Consider this quote taken from New Dimensions magazine (Sept/Oct 1991, p. 22): "Planned 
Parenthood recently acknowledged what the anti-abortion camp has been saying for years: 
9 out of 10 women who have 'safe and legal' abortions suffer from abortion-induced trauma." 

Carol Everett was involved in the abortion 
industry in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, area 
trom 1977 until 1963. As director ol lour 
clinics, owner ol two, Ms. Everett was respon- 
sible lor the clinics' daily operation. Everett, 
who had an abortion soon after it became legal 
in 1973, now speaks out on... 

"What I Saw in the 
Abortion Industry" 

QVVhat is the governing force 
behind the abortion industry? 
A. Money. It is a very lucrative 
business. It is the largest unregulated indus- 
try in our nation. Most of the clinics are run 
in chains because it is so profitable. 

QHow much money were you 
making in the abortion 
industry before you quit? 

A. I was getting a commission of $25.00 on 
every abortion I "sold". In 1983, the year I 
got out, I would have pocketed approxi- 
mately $250,000. But, in 1 984 we expected 
to be operating five clinics, terminating about 
40,000 pregnancies, and with that projection 
I planned to net $1 million. Money, Money, 
Money — that's where my heart was. 

QWhy do you refer to "selling" 
A. The product, abortion, is skill- 
fully marketed and sold to the woman at the 
crisis time in her life. She buys the product, 
finds it defective and wants to return it for a 
refund. But, it's too late. Her baby is dead. 

Qln what way is the woman 
A. In two ways — the clinic per- 
sonnel and the marketers must deny the per- 
sonhood of the child and the pain caused by 
the procedure. Every woman has two ques- 
tions, "Is it a baby?" and "Does it hurt?" The 
abortionist mustanswer "NO!' He/she must 
lie to secure the consent of the woman and 
the collection of theclinic'sfee. The women 
were told that we were dealing with a "prod- 
uct of conception" or a "glob of tissue'' 
They were told that there would be only 
slight cramping, whereas, in reality, an 
abortion is excruciatingly painful. 

QWhat type of counseling was 
offered at the clinics? 
A. In the clinics in which I was 
involved we didn't do any real counseling. 
We answered only the questions the woman 
asked and tried not to "rock the boat." We 
did not discuss alternatives to abortion un- 
less the woman forced us to. We sold abor- 
tions . 

QWhat method of abortion 
did your clinics use? 
A. For the most part, the abortion 
industry stopped using saline and 
prostaglandin procedures because of the 
number of live births. A live birth means 
you have to let the baby die, or dispose of it 
in some distasteful way. Most second and 
third trimester abortionists use the D & E 
(dilation and evacuation) method. The 
abortionist uses large forceps to crush the 
baby inside the mother's uterus and remove 
it in pieces. The side effects of live births 
and the mother going through labor are 
avoided. But it is a horrible procedure in 
which the baby must be re-constructed out- 
side the uterus to be certain all the parts have 
been removed. 

Carol Everett 

QHow did you dispose of an 
aborted baby? 
A. In our clinics, we put them 
down the garbage disposal. We used the 
heavy duty model. Some second and third 
trimester babies' m use le structure is so strong 
that the baby will not come apart, so they 
must be disposed of through trash recep- 

Q Abortion is supposed to be a 
"safe" experience. What 
complications did you witness? 
A. We were doing a one-day traumatic 
dilation, which has a higher rate of compli- 
cation. In the last 18 months I was in the 
business, we were completing over 500 abor- 
tions monthly and killing or maiming one 
woman out of 500. Common complications 
that take place are perforations or tears in the 
uterus. Many of those result in hysterecto- 
mies. The doctor might cut or harm the 
urinary tract, which then requires surgical 
repair. A complication that is rarely publi- 
cized is the one in which the doctor perfo- 
rates the uterus and pulls the bowels through 
the vagina, resulting in colostomy. Some of 
those can be reversed, some must live with 
the colostomy for the remainder of their 

QHow did you keep these 
complications and deaths from 
the public? 

A. The woman would be loaded into my car 
(an ambulance outside an abortion clinic is 
terrible advertising) and transported to a 
hospital that would protect the doctor and 
the abortion clinic's reputation. The con- 
cern is not with the patient only in keeping an 
unblemished reputation. You have a built-in 
cover-up with the patients' family. They are 
dealing with their guilt and emotions over 
the situation and do not want to deal with the 
added pressure of exposing the truth through 
the media. 

QWhy did you get out of the 
abortion business? 
A. Two things came into play at 
about the same time. I experienced a pro- 
foundly religious transformation-a conver- 
sion. At about the time I was having second 
thoughts a Dallas television station did an 
expose disclosing the abortions performed 
at my clinic on non-pregnant women — all 
for money! I finally realized, "We weren't 
helping women — we were destroying them 
— and their children." By then my transfor- 
mation was complete and I knew that I not 
only had to stop being involved with abor- 
tions but I had to help promote the truth. 


Human Life Alliance Advertising Supplement 

1995 11 


Possible Effects on Your Body 


•Intense pain 'Punctured uterus 'Excessive bleeding 
•Infection -Parts of baby left inside 'Shock/Coma 
•Damage to other organs 'Death 


•Inability to become pregnant again •Miscarriage/Stillbirths 'Tubal Preganancies 
•Premature births 'Pelvic inflammatory disease 
•Hysterectomy »Two to Four times Higher Risk of Developing Breast Cancer 

"People do not understand that there are thousands of serious physical complications 
from abortion every year in this country." Dr. Bernard Nathanson, OB-GYN, 

'The inherent risk of abortion is not fully appreciated, both by many in the profession 
and certainly not by the public. " The American Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Possible Effects on Your Emotions 

The Most Common 

•Guilt 'Desire to become pregnant again 
•Depression/Crying 'Inability to forgive yourself 'Intense grief/sadness 
•Anger/Rage 'Emotional numbness 
•Sexual problems 'Lowered self-esteem 
•Nightmares 'Anorexia or other eating disorders 
•Drug or alcohol abuse 'Suicidal urges 

"Abortion has a painful aftermath, regardless of the woman's religious beliefs, or how 
positive she may have felt beforehand about her decision to abort." Vincent Rue, Ph.D, 


Post Abortion Syndrome 

(Women suffering mental and emotional anguish following an abortion) 

Dr. Anne Speckhard, Ph.D, in her study on Post Abortion Syndrome, found 
the following effects on women. 

Events Related to Abortion 

• 23% had hallucinations related to the abortion 

• 35% perceived visitation from the aborted child 

• 54% had nightmares related to the abortion 

• 69% experienced feelings of "craziness" 

• 73% had flashbacks of abortion experience 

• 81% had a preoccupation with the aborted child 

Most Common Behavioral Problems After Abortion 

• 61% increased their use of alcohol 

• 65% had thoughts of suicide 

• 69% were sexually inhibited 

• 73% had flashbacks of the abortion 

• 77% experienced an inability to communicate 

• 81% experienced frequent crying 

Problems ... after an abortion? 

or 1-800-962-2319 LEGAL ACTION FOR WOMEN 
Additional Resources listed on Page 5 

I've been there too! 

"Tim, I think I'm pregnant" It was New 
Year's Eve, 1973. My boyfriend sighed 
deeply, his gaze remaining fixed on the TV. 
"Just have your period, all right?" he mut- 
tered. I felt a sour lump in the back of my 
throat My breasts were tender. Yes, I was 
pregnant, and I was scared! 

I knew from hard experience how tough 
it was raising a child as a single mother. I 
already had a 2-year old daughter, Jennifer, 
from an earlier unsuccessful marriage. We 
lived in the inner city and could barely make 
ends meet. Tim's non-committal response to 
my distress when the pregnancy was con- 
firmed, and his move to Chicago, 400 miles 
away, left me despondent and leaning more 
and more toward abortion as the "easy way 
out" I was already struggling financially 
with one child. How could I raise two? 

I drove to Chicago to try to convince Tim 
to marry me. He was deaf to my pleas and 
unmoved by my tears. Believing I had no 
viable alternative, I convinced him to give 
me money for an abortion. 

As I sat in the abortion clinic waiting my 
turn, everything around me seemed like a 
nightmare. Women lounged on garishly 
printed couches as rock music played on the 
intercom. Everything seemed so casual, and 
there I was, feeling like I wanted to die . 

When the nurse called my name, I changed 
my mind, broke into tears, and left 

Still, there was no one I could turn to. 
Back at the University, I often cried myself 
to sleep. I secretly wished for a miscarriage. 

I decided to confide in a couple of college 
professors. They collected money to fly me 
back to Chicago to have an abortion. Now 
I was determined, even obligated, to go 
through with it. Still, I agonized! 

Ironically, that semester, I was taking a 
class in fetal development. I knew there was 
a baby in my womb with her heart beating 
and her own circulatory system. Those 
pictures flashed in my mind as I sat there, 
clad in a paper gown and paper slippers. 

I was summoned to the room where the 
abortions are performed. I could hear a 
woman sobbing hysterically in the recovery 
room. It reminded me of someone who had 
witnessed the death of a loved one in a fatal 
accident. I'll never forget it. 

With my feet in the stirrups I waited as the 
nurses were setting up the equipment. As the 
doctor was examining me, before the abor- 
tion, he suddenly stopped and said to the 
nurse, " Get her out of here. She's too far 
along." Relief instantly washed over me! 
How odd! I had thought I wanted an abor- 
tion but now felt instantly relieved to know 

I was still pregnant 

I decided to use every ounce of courage I 
could muster to deal with my pregnancy and 
become a survivor. My ambivalence turned 
into love and compassion for my unborn 
child. When my beautiful daughter was 
bom, I named her Melanie. 

It took energy and creativity to support 
the three of us. My two daughters inspired 
me to do great things. They have not stood 
in the way of my career. They have only 
enhanced it. I finished my Bachelor's de- 
gree; then I went on to get my Master's and 
Ph.D. Besides being a proud mother, I am 
happily married, a published author, a moti- 
vational speaker for one of the largest public 
seminar companies in the U.S. and a part- 
time musician. 

I have learned that life is really about 
developing character. When we endure 
something tough, our character and self- 
esteem are strengthened. At least a dozen 
women who have confessed to me that 
they've had abortions have discovered that 
the "easy way out" is just an illusion. Some 
of them are in abusive relationships. Some 
are on anti-depressants. Others just seem 
detached from life. Some sadly remember 
their aborted child's "would be" birthday 
each year. 

If you are in a crisis pregnancy, I cannot 
promise that it will be easy. I can only 
promise that the anguish will pass and there 
are people who will help you through this 
trying time. (Refer to pg. 5) As someone 
who has "been there" I understand the an- 
guish you are experiencing. One day you 
will look back on the birth of yourchild, and 
say, as I do of Melanie's, "I did the right 
thing. And I feel proud." 

Sincerely, with love, 
Dr. Angela V. Woodhull 
Gainesville, Florida 

Angela Woodhull, Ph.D. 

Dr. Woodhull can be reached through 
Human Life Alliance 612-484-1040. 


12 1995 

Human Life Alliance Advertising Supplement 

How Developed Is Your Baby? 

Baby at Approximately 
Six Weeks 

This remarkable photograph of a tiny pre- 
born baby in his unruptured amniotic sac 
was taken after surgery (for a tubal preg- 
nancy) at the University of Minnesota by 
medical photographer, Robert Wolfe, in 
1972. This picture demonstrates the re- 
markable early development of a preborn 
baby at only six weeks after conception. 

Consider This Testimony 

"Eleven years ago while giving an anes- 
thetic for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy (at 8 
weeks gestation). I was handed what I 
believe was the smallest living human ever 
seen. The embryonic sac was intact and 
transparent Within the sac was a tiny human 
male swimming extremely vigorously in the 
amniotic fluid, while attached to the wall by 
the umbilical cord. This tiny human was 
perfectly developed, with long, tapering 
fingers, feet and toes. It was almost trans- 
parent, as regards the skin, and the delicate 
arteries and veins were prominent to the 
ends of the fingers. 

"The baby was extremely alive and swam 
about the sac approximately one time per 

second, with a natural swimmer's stroke. 
This tiny human did not look at all like the 
photos and drawings and models of 'em- 
bryos' which I had seen, nor did it look like 
a few embryos I have been able to observe 
since then, obviously because this one was 

"When the sac was opened, the tiny human 
immediately lost his life and took on the 
appearance of what is accepted as the ap- 
pearance of an embryo at this stage of life 
(with blunt extremities etc.)." 

Statement by Paul E. Rockwell, M.D., 
anesthesiologist, as quoted by Dr. and Mrs. 
J.C. Willke in Handbook on Abortion. 

Feet of Baby at 
Ten Weeks 

Dr. Russell Sacco of Oregon 
took this picture of the per- 
fectly formed feet of a 10- 
week-old aborted baby wait- 
ing for disposal in a 
pathologist's laboratory. The 
feet in the picture are held 
between the doctor's thumb 
and forefinger. 

Don't Make My Mistakes 

Some people say 
that abortion is 
"an informed decision 
between a woman and 
her physician." 
You hear that a lot. 
But the fact is that 
most women never meet 
the abortionist 
until they are on the 
table, as happened in 
my case. 

Michelle C. 

/ was 18 years old when I got pregnant. I wasn't serious about my 
boyfriend. It was a casual relationship. Since I had already enlisted in 
the Air Force, I thought I had to have an abortion in order to make 
something out of my life. 

My best friend drove me to the abortion clinic. I was therefor about 
four hours. It was like an assembly line. When the ultrasound was being 
done I asked to see it. But this wasn't allowed (so much for "an informed 
decision"). Then I asked how far along I was. I was told I was nine- 
and-a-half weeks pregnant. That hit me hard. I knew then that my baby 
was further developed than I had thought. I started doubting, and wanted 
to talk to my friend. But I wasn' t allowed to do that either. 

When it was my turn the nurse told me that I was going to feel some 
discomfort, like strong menstrual cramps. The truth is that the abortion 
was more pain than I've ever felt in my life. It felt like my insides were 
literally being sucked out of my body. Afterwards I went into shock! 

After the abortion, I tried to make up for the abortion by trying to get 
pregnant again. I wanted my baby back. I never got pregnant again. I 
don't know if I can ever have another baby. I named my baby. I found 
out later that this is part of the grieving process. 

I ended up in the hospital with bulimia two-and-one-half years later. I 
felt that no one had punished me for what I had done so I was punishing 
myself. I became obsessed with women who were pregnant, with women 
who would talk about their pregnancy. My life was in shambles! I was 
suffering from post-abortion trauma. 

When I was 21 years old God brought me help through a woman who 
was involved in pro-life activism. She helped me a lot. I went through a 
post-abortion counseling program called "Conquerors." God not only 
forgave me, He challenged me to help others . I answered the challenge! 

I started picketing and sidewalk counseling. There is a healing process 
that comes from getting involved in the pro-life movement. I talk to youth 
groups and students about abstinence and I share my testimony. To them, 
and to you, I plead, "Please don't make the same mistakes I did." 

See pages 5 & 8 for alternatives to abortion! 

Human Life Alliance of Minnesota, Inc. 

3570 Lexington Avenue North, Suite 205 • St. Paul, MN 55126 • (612) 484-1040 

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in University buildings... 

'The major- 
ity of the 
are only a 
few that do. 
I pay the 
amount of 
money that 
every other 
does, and I 
would like 
to get clean, 
fresh air." 

Brown, a 
senior busi- 
ness major 

SMOKING: Many students complain that the smokinf 
policy is not enforced. Students still find smoking in buildings. 

Cynthia D. Brown 
Current Sauce 

Several students seek to find a stricter smoking policy after many reports of stu- 
dents smoking in University buildings. 

"For the last two or three weeks, more frequent complaints about smoking have 
been referred to the Student Affairs Office," Fred Fulton, vice-president of student 
affairs, said. 

Northwestern State University's policy on smoking in any university building is as 
follows: 'Smoking and use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited in all university buildings, 

except in designated "smoking areas." Such areas include faculty offi ; 
rooms, and parts of campus dining facilities.' 

The occurrence of smoking in the non-smoking areas of the university buildings is 

quickly becoming a discomfort for many students. 

In Iberville Dining Hall, the smoking section is in the far right area of the dining 
hall. But according to one student who would like to remain anonymous, "Just because 
you put them over there does not mean that the smoke will not reach me across the 
room. I don't smoke, and I don't want to breathe in anyone else's smoke." 

Recent medical studies indicate that long-term exposure to involuntary i 
may increase a nonsmoker's risk of developing lung cancer or other severe lung 

Smoking in a "non-smoking" area is against the law. 

Under Louisiana law, R.S.40:1300.42, any person who has been smoking i: 
designated area can be asked to stop. If this person continues, he or she may be 
to leave the premises. If the person refuses to leave and continues to smoke, «J 
formed officer may arrive and ask the smoker to leave. If the person refuses, the O0HH 
may issue a summons. Anyone in violation of the previous acts shall be punishablcnH 
a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $50. 

To enforce the smoking policy on this campus, students have to be willing to repM 
offenders in order for the University to enforce the law. 

Any student on this campus who has been smoking in a non-designated area will 
issued a warning. If this person is caught breaking the rule again, the offender can 
charged in violation of the student conduct code. Continuous violations of the smoki 
ordinance will cause the offender to become subject to more severe sanctions under NS 
rules and regulations. 

By not abiding by these rules, the person may jeopardize their right to attend the 

"The majority of students don't smoke, there are only a few that do. I pay the same 
amount of money that every other student does, and I would like to get clean, fresh air 
when I walk into or out of a building," Gary Brown, a senior business major, said. 

Although, only until recently have signs been posted throughtout such buildings as 
Kyser Hall stating the smoking policy. 








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JOVE program expands 
to regional high schools 

Northwestern work 
together to analyze 
numerous space 

Shakira Baldwin 

Current Sauce 

The JOVE program at 
Northwestern has continued to 
expand and has formed a new 
addition targeted to regional high 

JOVE, a joint venture pro- 
gram that combines a partnership 
between NASA and Northwestern, 
allows a select group of under- 
graduate members to analyze 
parts of the mass data that has 
been accumulated through 
NASA's numerous space projects. 

According to Dr. Lissa 
Pollacia, coordinator of the JOVE 
program, the addition of the JOVE 
PREP Scholars' program is an 
°Pportunity for high school stu- 
dents to become familiar with a 
Project that will last until their 
senior year in high school. 

"There are eight high schools 
that are included in this region," 
Pollacia said. "From these eight 
schools we will select certain stu- 
dents of junior standing who will 
Participate in a two week inten- 
sive summer program." 

"The JOVE program has 

really helped us to recruit some 
outstanding students to the Math 
and Science Division," Pollacia 
said. "The program has also given 
these students the opportunity to 
participate in research and that is 
not usually available until they 
reach graduate level." 

Because the students will be 
participating in the JOVE Prep 
program, greater exposure will be 
achieved at a younger age and 
could possibly allow the program to 
serve as an enhancement or 
recruiting tool for Northwestern's 
undergraduate JOVE program. 

According to Pollacia, 
Northwestern has approximately 
50 students who are now working 
with the JOVE program. "The stu- 
dents, who work with JOVE, 
receive a four-year academic schol- 
arship and are continually 
reviewed to ensure they meet the 
academic specifications," Pollacia 

Any student that is majoring 
in a science or engineering related 
field is eligible for selection to par- 
ticipate in the JOVE program. A 
select group of students are chosen 
each year. Northwestern now has 
10 scientists who work very closely 
with the students on projects like 
the effects of the Red River water- 
way on geographical distribution. 

"This program was designed to 
tap into the mass potential at uni- 
versities other than the major uni- 
versities associated with scientific 
research," she said. "It has been 
beneficial to both NASA and NSU." 

Members of the 'Spirit of Northwestern' marching band per- 
form during the annual NSU high school marching festival 
Saturday in Turpin Stadium. 

Trust Fund Council 
looks for home 
for trust money 

FUNDS: Council split 
over whether or not to use 
money for additional pub- 
lications in the library or 
for a new Intramural 

Elizabeth V Crump 

Current Sauce 

Should $150,000 be used to 
add to the publications at Watson 
Library, or should the money be 
used for a new Intramural 

These were two suggestions 
brought up by campus leaders dur- 
ing the Student Trust Fund 
Council meeting last Wednesday. 
Members of the Council were there 
to vote on how the trust fund 
money should be used and how its 
use would affect the students. 

Misty Mayeaux, SGA presi- 
dent, brought up the idea to add 
more publications to the library 
because she believes the publica- 
tions would benefit all NSU stu- 

"We all go to class and at one 
point we have to write term 
papers," Mayeaux said, "but the 
problem is that not all publica- 
tions pulled up on the computers 
are available." According to 
Mayeaux, most complaints from 
students are that they have to 
travel to other schools to get 
enough information to do research. 

Trey Earle, SGA representa- 
tive, also believes the Trust Fund 
money should go toward improv- 
ing the library. 

Although some agreed on the 
library fund, others brought forth 
another area of Northwestern that 
could use the money. 

Carrie Pecquet, SAB presi- 
dent, said the money should go 
toward a new Intramural Building 
and expansion. 

"Students do use the library, 
but they also use the IM building 
often too," Pecquet added. 

Fred Fulton, dean of student 
affairs, suggested each side draw 
up a proposal, because if the 
money is split between the library 

and the IM expansion, not much 
will be accomplished. 

"If the lump sun of $150,000 
goes one way, it must be voted on 
by the students." Fulton said. 
"The money can be dispersed any 
way you want, but spend the 
money that is lasting and benefits 
our students." 

The Trust Fund was estab- 
lished in 1985 by the students, 
based on self-assessed contribu- 
tions. The trust is used for desig- 
nated projects designed to enhance 
the quality of student life at 

The Student Trust Fund 
Council is made up of seven voting 
members. These members include 
the SGA president, Blue Key pres- 
ident, Purple Jacket president, 
SAB president, editor of the 
Current Sauce, and two members 
appointed by the SGA Senate. 
Only five members of the commit- 
tee were present at last week's 

A decision was not made at 
the meeting. Each representative 
will return to the next meeting 

Misty Mayeaux 

'We all go to class and 
at one point we have 
to term papers, but the 
problem is that not all 
the publications pulled 
up on the computers 
are available." 

with a proposal for both sides. A 
decision will then be made on 
whether to use the money for the 
library, the IM expansion, or to 
put the decision into the hands of 
the students with a campus-wide 

What to do if you ape planning to file an appeal for invalida- 
tion of a traffic ticket 

The Traffic and Safety Violations Appeals Committee is, in 
general, inclined to invalidate traffic and parking tickets that 
are hased on circumstances that were beyond your ability 
to control. If you are a commuter student and your car 
would not start in the morning, ard you orrowed an unregis- 
tered car to get to your classes, the Committee will hi all 
likelihood invalidate the ticket you received for driving an 
unregistered vehicle. Similar examples will also be invali- 
dated in most cases. On the othar hand, the following are 
examples of situations that are very unlikely to result hi the 
cancellation of a traffic ticket: 

■ Ignorance of parking rules and regulations in force on 
this campus, to include these common violations. 

■ Parking in a Faculty-Staff parking lot before 3 p.m. 
Parking hi the wrong zone. If you have a resilient decal 

on your automobile you cannot park in a commuter student 
parking lot and vice versa. 

■ Parking in the middle of the road that leads past the west 
side of the cashier's office. 

| Failure to fix your parking decal on the outside left cor- 
ner of your rear window "because you did not want to 
scratch the glass." 

| Parking on the grass, in handicapped parking spaces, no 
parking zones, or in little corners not delineated by white 
lines on both sides. 

■ Parking in a space where nobody else but you received a 

g Being late for a class is not an acceptable reason for 

parking in an unauthorized area. Similarly, being inside for 
"only five minutes" is not acceptable for parking in a No 
Parking zone. 

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Tuesdav, November 7, 1995 


Picnic, an NSU theater production, will open at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday in Theatre West for a week of performances 

Campus Connections 

Band students invite constructive' criticism 


The Student Activities Board will 
hold elections Monday for the fol- 
lowing positions: Boozman 
Representative, University 
Columns Representative and 
Representative-at-Large. You do 
not have to live in Boozman or the 
Columns to represent them. 
Anyone interested may apply in 
Rm. 214 of the Student Union. 
Deadline for applications is 
Friday, Nov. 10. 

Purple Jackets 

Ladies, there will be a meeting at 
7:15 a.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 
the Purple Jackets room on the 
third floor of the Student Union. 
Please don't forget to bring in your 
raffle ticket money. 

Delta Sigma Theta 
Sorority, Inc. 

Delta Week is Nov. 6-10. The 

activities for the week are as fol- 
lows: Monday- red ribbon day; 
Tuesday- prenatal/health care; 
Wednesday- Greek Forum, 8:30 
p.m., President's Room; Thursday- 
governor's election survey, 12:15 
p.m. in the Student Union and 5 
p.m. at Iberville and the informa- 
tional meeting at 8 p.m. in the 
President's Room; Friday- Delta 
presents... A Quiet Storm, 8 p.m. in 
the Student Union Ballroom. 

Songfest '95 

Wednesday will be the last day to 
sign up to participate in Songfest 
'95- Musical Madness. NSU orga- 
nizations will be able to compete 
for cash prizes in this musical and 
choreography competition featur- 
ing arrangements from famous 
Broadway and off-Broadway musi- 
cals. Songfest '95 will be Monday 
night at 7 p.m. 

BAND. Seventeen high 
school bands participate in 
annual NSU Marching 

Stanique Wilson 
Current Sauce 

Excitement, nervousness and 
tension filled the air as hundreds 
of high school students competed 
in the NSU Marching Festival, 
Saturday, in Turpin Stadium. 

"I'm glad that the worst is 
over with, I did my best and hope- 
fully well win but if not, there is 
always next year," said one high 
school band member after his per- 

Overall, the students felt 
that marching festivals are a nec- 
essary part of their music educa- 

A group of students from 
Houghton High School said, these 
festivals give them "a sense of 

accomplishment, pride and 
encouragement. Every effort we 
put forth, we know that the out- 
come is going to be good." 

"The primary purpose for 
these festivals are for recruitng.," 
Bill Brent, head of the Department 
of Creative and Performing Arts, 
said. This enables the high school 
students to come to NSU and par- 
ticipate in a quality contest. This 
quality contest has good judges 
that can give good comments as 
well as constructivecriticism." 

Brent also feels that these fes- 
tivals are a good educational expe- 
rience for all the schools and an 
excellent opportunity for the band 
students to see NSUs marching 
band in performance. 

From these comments and 
criticism, the bands can make 
their performances better. Even if 
they did not place in this particu- 
lar festival, they can use what they 
learned here and compete in other 

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would be disappointed if they did 
not place in the festival. 

"We would be very disap- 
pointed because we really worked 
hard for this competition, but we 
wouldn't be bad sports [about it]." 

This is the 7th year the 
marching festival has been held. 

This year, a total of 17 bands 
took part in the festival, making 
this the largest number of bands to 
compete here in years. 

For a festival like this, prepa- 
rations are made in advance, on 
both the University's part and the 
high schools' part. 

"For preparation, in May , a 
letter is sent out to these bands as 
they are finishing out the year to 
allow them to think about the fall 
contest. In the letter, there is a list 
of important dates that these stu- 
dents must plan ahead for, which 
eventually leads up to the march- 
ing festival," Brent said. 

"We work long and hard hours 
for this competition," said several 
students from Dayton High School. 

Most students like the travel 

part of these festivals and of 
course, meeting "new and exciting 

" I basically like being a part 
of a group that I can refer to as my 
family. And knowing that I can 
count on them during these stress- 
ful but exciting moments in my 
life," April Washington, a Bossier 
High School sophomore, said. 

Shonda and Jeanne Carter , 
from Bossier High School, said, 
"The lasting friendships that we 
have received from meeting other 
band members are very precious to 

The day comes to an end with 
the NSU band grand finale and 17 
high school marching bands anx- 
iously await the results. 

This year Rosepine High 
School won the competition in the 
small classification, Pineville High 
School won in the middle classifi- 
cation, and Lafayette High School 
won the large classification and 
the overall title of Grand 

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Northwestern graduate works for No. 1 
rock 'n' roll band 






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llustration by Ron Henderson 

When Jeff Breaux left 
Northwestern for graduate school 
he knew his plans would include 
some unexpected opportunities, 
but working with the nation's 
number one rock 'n' roll band 
never crossed his mind. 

Now after more than a year 
working as the graphic designer 
for the Columbia, S.C. based band 
Hootie & the Blow fish, the 24- 
year-old New Iberia native said 
he's grown accustomed to work- 

ing so 
close to 
the spot- 


first it was 
awesome to 
work with 
the band and 
always excit- 
ing to hang out 
with the guys, 
especially when 
I would travel 
with them to 
concerts," Breaux 
said. "I thought it 
was incredible to 
go to sound checks, 
be back stage, and 
actually get on 
stage during a con- 
cert to shoot photos. 
When I moved here I 
never thought I would 
end up on stage with 
the number one band in 
the country." 
Now that Hootie has traded 
its small club venues for stadium 
shows, is a regular fixture on 
Billboard's Top 10 chart, televi- 
sion talk shows and has it's debut 
album "Cracked Rear View" on 
the verge of selling 10 million 
copies, its notoriety has become 
ordinary to the team working 

with the band," Breaux said. 

"The band is commonly 
known, especially in this town 
where the members can walk the 
streets and be recognized and told 
a casual 'hello' without being 
mobbed, being associated with 
them has become normal," he said. 

Breaux's duties with the band 
include designing merchandise 
such as T-shirts and hats, printed 
materials for national distribution 
and calendars that are mailed to a 
list that's grown from 3,000 to 
14,000 during the past year. 

"The T-shirt I designed for the 
band's 'Summer Camp With 
Trucks' national tour was the 
biggest selling shirt of the sum- 
mer," he said. "I have friends who 
tell me they've seen my designs on 
CNN, MTV and in various places 
across the country." 

Breaux came to Columbia in 
1993 to continue his education 
after graduating with a bachelor's 
degree in graphic design from 

Working in graphic design has 
been a long-time goal, Breaux said. 
He began as sports editor for the 
Panther, New Iberia's Catholic 
High School yearbook, then moved 
on to serve as editor-in-chief of 
Northwestern's award-winning 
yearbook, The Potpourri. 

While at Northwestern, 
Breaux also designed artwork for 
the premieres of the movies Steel 
Magnolias and Man in the Moon, 
and materials for the National 
Park Service and Department of 
the Interior. 

At the University of South 
Carolina, Breaux served as a grad- ' 
uate assistant in the Student 

Media Department where he 
helped launch the Garnet & Black 
Quarterly magazine, which in its 
debut year was named Best 
Collegiate Magazine in South 

If it weren't for the urging of a 
professor, then the Hootie job 
might never have happened, 
Breaux said. 

"While in media arts class last 


After graduating with a mas- 
ter's degree in media arts from the 
University of South Carolina in 
May 1995, Breaux accepted a full- 
time position working as the Art 
Director for the University's 
Department of Student Media. 

"I really enjoy working in stu- 
dent media and with Hootie on a 
freelance basis," he said. "It's nice 
that both of these jobs work well 

fall, I was told about a design 
internship opening with a company 
called Fishco," Breaux said. "I had 
no clue what Fishco meant. After 
class, the professor pulled me aside 
and told me that Fish Company 
managed Hootie & the Blowfish 
and encouraged me to apply. 

"I had seen Hootie playing in 
Columbia at local clubs and at the 
armory, but they seemed like so 
many other local bands at the time. 
I knew that they had an album to 

be released soon, but no one 
had any idea that it would be 
so big. I just thought they were 

"I was interviewed on a 
Thursday in Sept. 1994 by the 
band's manager and head of 
public relations in their little 
office in a converted old 
house," he said. "I remember 
the guys in the band were all 
there hanging out. The next 
day I was told I got the intern- 
ship, and that night I saw 
them on television when they 
played on Letterman for the first 

Breaux's first real break with 
the band came when he was hand- 
ed the total 
| responsibili- 
ty for design- 
ing and han- 
dling the pro- 
duction of i 
the band's 
card that was 
with 5,000 
specially pro- 
d u c e d 
CD singles, 
he said. 
Because of 
the success of 
that project, 
the band 
asked him to 
continue to 
work as its 
after his 

Breaux said he expects to con- 
tinue working with the band and 
watching as its incredible success 

"I expect the band to only get 
bigger," he said. "They have a new 
album coming out in early spring. 
I've heard many of the new 
songs,and I don't think people will 
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Affirmative action 
not about racism 

Let's talk about race; everyone else seems to be. People are dis- 
cussing everything from Colin Powell's possible candidacy to the 
O.J. verdict. Many people look at the University of California 
Regents' abolishment of affirmative action policies as yet another man- 
ifestation of deep racial divisions in our country. 

On July 20, the University of California Regents voted to do away 
with race-based factors in university admissions, hiring and contract- 
ing at the school's nine campuses. That decision sparked an unresolved 
national debate, and many other schools have threatened to follow 
UC's lead in revoking affirmative action practices. The California Civil 
Rights Initiative will be on the 1996 ballot in California and, if passed, 
it will remove and prohibit affirmative action programs at every level 
of the state government. 

The cry goes up that all the attacks on affirmative action are a 
step towards institutionalizing racism. We have one word for that: 
HOGWASH! If affirmative action is so helpful to minorities, then why 
are Asian students being turned away from Berkeley because they are 
Asian? And why is the drop-out rate among blacks disproportionately 
high there? If that is the success of affirmative action then it should 
be abolished as a racist program, and if that is the failure of a well- 

"If affirmative action is so helpful to minori- 
ties, then why are Asian students being turned 
away from Berkeley because they are Asian?" 

intentioned program, it should be scrapped and something else tried. 

Despite all of these issues, we pose the question "Is race really the 
issue?" Let's take a closer look at our country's supposed legacy of 
racism. The first thing that always comes up is slavery. Is slavery 
really a racist institution? The world history is replete with examples 
of every kind of racial enslaved by almost every other one. Slavery has 
been remarkably color-blind when you consider all of the human histo- 
ry. Whites have enslaved whites, blacks have enslaved blacks and 
Asians have enslaved Asians. Slavery, then, is abhorrent and 
detestable; however, it is not motivated by mere racism. 

So, how about the oppression African Americans suffered after the 
Civil War. Surely, that was based on race. But was it? Other groups 
faced similar discrimination, for example the Irish, and they were 
white. This does not diminish the sufferings of any oppressed group of 
people but instead should bring us all closer together. So many times 
we hear the argument that "you can't understand because it didn't hap- 
pen to your people." The truth of the matter is that in our country it 
has happened to all of us. The original pilgrims were fleeing discrimi- 
nation and persecution. 

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Ireland, China and Mongolia, India, and the list goes on. The real 
truth of the matter is that people who believe and act differently have 
trouble getting along. Do we have a race problem in the United States 
of America? Everything may not be not perfect, but in comparison no 
other country in the world has done so much to further the notion that 
"all men are created equal." Perhaps it is our common legacy of perse- 
cution that has given rise to our great nation. Race is nowhere near 
the divider that ideology is. Race is not the issue. Differences in gen- 
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NASA serving a more important role than many think 

Guest Columnist 



Money is one of the most 
important topics in the world 
today. How do we get money? How 
do we make more money? How do 
we spend the money that we have 
and sometimes don't have? One of 
the places our money goes is to the 
federal government. The govern- 
ment spends the money that it 
receives very interestingly. There 
are thousands of agencies, such as 
NASA, that receive money from 
the federal government every year. 
Many people do not think that the 
federal government should give 
NASA and these other agencies the 
money they need to operate. 

NASA is very important 
whether these people think so or 
not, and they have a really hard 
time seeing why it is important. 

The first reason NASA is so 

More commentary 
on Mick Dorseys 

Dale R. Gerken 

Halloween is a Christian holi- 
day signifying the eve of all saints 
day. Halloween is short for All 
Hallow E'en. Hallowmas signifies 
All Saints Day. Hallowmas is 
short for All Hallow mas. 

Demon is a late semantic 
development found in the Greek 
Septuagint, the New Testament 
and the Latin Vulgate; meaning 
evil spirit. The first reference to 
devil started in the eighth century 
via Latin diabolous meaning slan- 
derer. It is referenced later in the 
Christian Bible as God's highest 
angel in heaven. Goblin probably 
originated via Anglo-Norman from 
medieval Latin goblinus. Ghoul is 
an evil spirit or demon in Moslem 
folklore. The ghoul plunders 
graves and feeds on corpses. 

I don't believe any of the 
myths of demons, devils, ghouls 
and goblins originated from the 
celts or druids, or any references to 
it. Ghost in the Old English times 
was a synonym for spirit, or soul 
(hence preserved in holy spirit). 
Ghost didn't mean disembodied 
spirit of the dead until the 14th 
century. "Pagans" originally indi- 
cated country dwellers of England. 
Then the meaning shifted to "civil- 
ian". And from there it came to 
mean "heathen", since early 
Christians believed that all mem- 
bers of the church were "soldiers" 
of Christ. So anyone who didn't 
follow Christian, Moslem or 
Jewish religions, or any non- 
believer was a pagan. Therefore, 
pagan is a Christian label. 

How could a non-believer in 
God believe in the devil or ghosts 
since God doesn't exist and there is 
no soul after death. Without 
believing in ghosts, god, devils, 
demons and ghouls why would a 
pagan believe in God? Halloween 
may not be a proper holiday for our 
times, however we should take 

important is exploration. Mankind 
has a need to explore. Space explo- 
ration is something that is happen- 
ing today and is going to continue 
in the future. People say the 
money being spent on exploration 
should be cut from NASA. These 
are usually the same people who 
would not be able to make it if they 
cannot tune into the weather chan- 
nel, with its satellite in space, to 
tell them what the weather will be 
like for the next week. They can- 
not live without technology, but at 
the same time they are saying we 
do not need to advance our tech- 
nology. This is very hypocritical 
since they want the benefits, but 
they do not want to pay for more 

A second reason NASA is so 
important is that one of their goals 
is to expand our presence in space. 

One of the main ways this is hap- 
pening is with space stations. 
Currently, there is a U.S. - Russian 
cooperative program that involves 
research flights to the Russian Mir 
Space Station. This space station 
will eventually provide us with a 
stable outpost in space because it 
can accommodate a permanent 
crew. With the important informa- 
tion gained from these trips to the 
space station, NASA will better 
understand space conditions and 
can begin to build space stations 
where people can live in the 

A third reason to continue to 
give money to NASA is one that 
really upsets many people. 
Something that we have to face is 
the strong possibility of other 
intelligent life in our universe. 
Scientists believe that our galaxy, 
the Milky Way, has approximately 
150 billion stars. Author Dave 
Marinaccio tells in his book of a 
formula he heard a scientist on 
television tell about how to figure 
how many other intelligent .life 
forms besides us in our galaxy. Let 
us suppose that one out of a hun- 
dred stars has a planet. Now sup- 
pose that only one of those planets 
is earth-like and only one out of a 

hundred of those earth-like plan- 
ets developed life forms. Finally, 
suppose that one out of a hundred 
of these planets developed intelli- 
gent life forms. When we add up 
all these supposes, the result is the 
possibility that there are 1,500 
other races in our galaxy. 

This possibility that we may 
have cosmic cousins frightens 
many people, but they are not 
thinking about all the things that 
we could learn from each other. 
We should not be afraid to learn 
new things, but since we have not 
yet found other signs of life, people 
don't have to worry about this yet. 

People who are against NASA 
point out the Challenger disaster 
and how we spend billions of dol- 
lars on NASA that could go to 
other governmental agencies as 
reasons to cut NASA's budget. 
They have to remember that these 
astronauts could have died just as 
easily in a car wreck, but they are 
not calling for people to stop dri- 
ving cars. Second, even if we did 
take the money from NASA, it still 
would not solve all of our prob- 
lems. There never has been or 
ever will be a Utopia and spending 
all the money in the world cannot 
create one. 

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responsibility for what we do or 
say and quit pointing fingers at 
someone else, particularly if there 
is no justification for it. 

Student wishes 
for racial equali- 
ty, not superiority 

Victor Bellino 

Sorry Edwina Nicholson, no 
one can ever promise you that you 
will never again be discriminated 
against because your skin is black. 
The same way that you cannot 
promise me that I will never be 
discriminated against because I 
am white. We must live in reality. 
To live in the hypothetical or ideal 
society is impossible, and if that is 
what you are looking for, then rest 
assured that you can feel confident 
in the fact that you will always be 
able to feel sorry for yourself. 

Racism and discrimination 
will never come to a complete end. 
It will always be around in one 
form or another. Hopefully in the 
near future it will be less of a prob- 
lem, but problems like affirmative 
action do not help the progress of 
society. You cannot fight illegal 
discrimination with legal racism, 
it will not work. 

Once we put down our black 
power and white power flags, and 
pick up the human power one then 
we will begin to see the end of dis- 

Are we on the same side? I 
want equality for all. Do you want 

Points brought up 
in recent column 
still heatedly 

Edwina Nicholson 

First, let me apologize for my 
factual error in my previous letter, 
proclaiming Rodney King's death. 
I was a bit premature. I would 
now like to address Ms. 

I begin by applauding her on 
her knowledge of Bro. Malcolm X. 
In no way am I claiming that he 
was a model citizen, but Bro. 
Malcolm did his time and changed 
his life. Similarly, I do not recall 
stating that he was killed by any 
white individual. 

I still hold my belief that 
affirmative action should not be 
dismantled, but modified. When 
first installed, it was used to com- 
bat flagrant discrimination in the 
work force and the fact that 'sepa- 
rate but equal' had an enormous 
impact on minority education. 
Now that we are not "separate" 
things are still unequal, especially 
in education. I speak from experi- 

I attended three separate 
high schools. Two years at a white 
prep school and a year each at 
inner city schools. The money is 
not to be found in the inner city 
schools. This makes a difference 
when in comes to standardized 
tests, which is reflected in lower 
scores. A result, for example, I 
may be as smart even smarter 

than Mr. Martin, but if I had a 

poor education Do you follow 

Ms. McMullen. 

Referring to Ms McMullen's 
comment of the Million Man 
March. I could care less whether 
or not one million white men 
marched, but I would even if it 
was only 10 KKK members. Being 
not of the African-American per- 
suasion^), Ms. McMullen would 
not understand the significance of 
the march, but if she were to ask 
someone that was, maybe she 
would not be so critical. 









Tuesday, November 7, 1995 

Current Sauce 


Columnist reviews best selling novel, 
Slaughter House Five 


The Underneath makes its debut today 

MCA/Universal Home Video 
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Lauded by Michael 
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is based on the novel Criss Cross 
by Don Tracy and the 1948 classic 
film noir written by Daniel Fuchs, 
starring Burt Lancaster. When 
Michael Chambers (Peter 
Gallagher), a drifter and a 
charmer, returns home to Austin, 
Tx, he's greeted by his supportive 
mother, who is starting a fresh life 
of her own with a new husband 
(Paul Dooley), and resentful 
brother, who has still not forgiven 
Michael for abandoning the family 
years ago. 

And then there's Rachel 
(Alison Elliott), the wife he left 
when the lure of easy living 
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Michael devises a hazardous 
scheme involving her gangster 
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ist (Joe Don Baker), and Rachel 

herself, only to descend into fur- 
ther deceit and destruction for all. 

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director of the acclaimed Sex, Lies 

and Videotape and the masterful 
coming-of-age drama King of the 
Hill, delivers a skillfully calculat- 
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Book Review 


If anyone has seen the Kevin 
Bacon movie Footloose, they have 
heard of Slaughter-House-Five. It 
was one of the books outlawed in 
the small religious town! Kurt 
Vonnegut gives a spell-binding fic- 
tion account of time travel and 
alien abduction in suburban 
America. He creates Billy Pilgrim, 
one man who leads an unusual 
and extraordinary life. 

Slaughter-House-Five is 
about Billy Pilgrim and his "out-of- 
this-world" experiences. Billy 
| Pilgrim was born and raised in 
Illium, New York. He was a nor- 

mal boy who attended school and 
then went to the Illium School of 
Optometry. After one semester of 
optometry school, Billy was draft- 
ed to serve his country during 
World War II. During his service 
with the infantry in Europe, Billy 
Pilgrim was taken Prisoner of War 
by the Germans. During his 
imprisonment he witnesses the 

bombing of Dresden some say it 

was worse than Hiroshima. 

Billy was honorably dis- 
charged from the military, finished 
optometry school, and married an 
older and richer woman. 

Eventually they had two children 
and became rich. After Billy's chil- 
dren had grown, he went to a con- 
vention of optometrist in 
Montreal. On his way there the 
plane crashed and everyone died, 
except Billy. At the same time, 
back at home, Billy's older rich 
wife died of carbon monoxide poi- 

When Billy returned home 
with a new scar across his skull 
and no wife, his life changed dra- 
matically. One lonely night in 
1967 he was abducted by a flying 
saucer from he planet 
Tralfamadore. Once he was on the 
planet Tralfamadore he was dis- 
played, naked, in a zoo, where he 
was required to mate with the 
famous earthling movie star 
Montana Wildhack. 

Before his alien abduction 
Billy Pilgrim became "unstuck" in 
time on several occasions. Of 
course he did not realize this had 
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The rest of the book follows 
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Welcome to yet another fun-filled, prize giving, self-plugging edi- 
tion of COMIX. This time, I'm going to cover some trading cards that 
might be of interest to you. 

First up is Star Wars:Galaxy Series 3. This set promises to be the 
most jam-packed series yet! Featuring a majority of new art in this 90- 
card set are tons of subsets and chase cards. The subsets include: 
Newest Vision and Alternate Visions which have artists' take on Star 
Wars characters; a portfolio of covers and movie posters drawn by Drew 
Struzan; comic books covers by such noted 
artists like Art Adams, Dave Dorman 
(SW:Dark Empire), and Cam Kennedy. Chase 
cards include Clearzone Chrome cards by top 
Image artists, Walter Simonson third and final 
addition to his triptych (begun in Series 1), and 
in every pack, a first day-issue card. 

Wizards of the Coast has released their 
newest expansion, Homelands, to the 
Magic:The Gathering role-playing card game. 
Unlike Chronicles and 4th Edition, this series 
has all new cards (144 cards in all) that you can 
add to your library. One card I have to mention 
is "Shrink." This bad boy can let you target 
your opponent's card for a -5/0 blow. There are other nasty cards, but 
that card is smooth if you ask me. In comics-related news, Acclaim's 
Armada imprint is releasing the prestige format Homelands comic book, 
written by D.G. Chichester and fully painted by Rebecca Guay of Black 
Orchid fame. Of special interest to players, it has one of three rare cards 
from Homelands included. These rare cards are Apocalypse Chime 
which removes all Homelands from the game, Baron Sengir who is a 
shadowy entity, and Feroz's Ban, which makes it harder to summon 

Fleer is releasing the 1995 series of Marvel Masterpieces. Four 
renowned painters will collaborate on this sure to be smash hit series: 
Dave DeVries (slightly twisted style), Dimitri Patelis (out of this world 
stuff), Nelson (easily the most photo-realistic artist on the market 
today), and Peter Scanlan (has a colorful and animated flair) are the 
chosen ones for this series. Chase cards (special insert cards)? In the 
words of Randy "Macho Man" Savage, "Ooooohhh yyeeeeeaahhhhhh- 
hh!". The first level is the multi-foil E-Motion Signature series which 
replicates all the basic cards (MM '95 has 150 cards per set) with a bit 
of enhancement (11 packs). Second is the Canvas cards which showcase 
22 of Marvel's most popular characters on canvas stock (1:2 packs). 
Third is the Holoflash series which are etched holographic cards (1:12 
packs). The last chase cards are the Mirage cards which spotlight four 
different images per card due to lenticular technology (1:360 packs). 

This week's trivia prize set contains 1 pack of Homelands 
cards, 1 pack of X-Men Chromium cards, and a copy of Web of Scarlet 
Spider #1 ! The question is: What was Image Comics' first comic book , 
and who was the writer/artist on it? Please return your answer by Nov. 
14 to either the Current Sauce office or at the Phoenix, located at 550 
Front within the St. Denis Antique Mall next to the Landing. 

The Preservation Technology and Training Board 

of the 

National Center for 

Preservation Technology and Training Board 


Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

invite you to a 

Public Lecture 


James K. Huhta 

Director for Historic Preservation Middle Tennessee State University 
Member of the Preservation Technology and Training Board & 
Council Member of the President's Advisory Council 
on Historic Preservation 

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1995 at 7:00 pm 

in the Ballroom 
Sylvan Friedman Student Center 
Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, LA 

Reception will Follow 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesdav, November 7, 1995 

S ports 

Demon Basketball season begins. Lady Demons 
plan to defend Southland Conference title. 

Head Coach 
James Smith 

"We have five 
seniors that 
have been with 
us for four year. 
They have put 
in a lot of time 
and sweat into 
this program 
and are looking 
to have a great 
season...This is 
as good of 
group of players 
any coach 
could ask for." 

The Northwestern State Lady 
Demons return three starters and 
11 letter winners from last year's 
record setting squad and is primed to 
defend its Southland Conference title and 
earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament. 

All-Southland conference picks 
Joskeen Garner, Angela Simpson and 
Stephanie Shaw lead an experience group 
of players in search of Northwestern's 
fifth-consecutive 20-win season. 

The Lady Demons finished the 1994- 
95 season with a second-record tying 25-7 
mark and captured the Southland 
Conference championship for the first 
time in school history with a 16-2 record. 

"We have five seniors that have been 
with us for four years. They have put in a 
lot of time and sweat into this program 
and are looking to have a great season," 
Coach James Smith said. "This is as good 
of group of players any coach could ask for 
and all five are on-line to graduate." 


Senior guards Stephanie Shaw and 
Angela Simpson provide quality leader- 
ship and scoring punch from the perime- 
ter. Both were All-SLC picks last season. 
Shaw is the consummate point guard. She 
is the leader of the team and the key to 
Northwestern's up-tempo offense. She 
averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 
5.3 assists per game last season. 

Simpson is a slashing scorer who can 
also shoot from the perimeter, connecting 
on 44 three-pointers last season. She 
showed no ill effects from reconstructive 
surgery, leading the team in scoring with 
a 16.9 average. 

Sophomore Missi Hardy and 
Freshman Sonya Bearden will provide 
depth. Hardy saw limited playing time 
last season as the backup point guard. 
Bearden averaged 18 points per game at 
Altanta (LA) High School and will provide 
Coach James Smith with another quality 
perimeter scorer. 

Associated Press Honorable Mention 
All-American and Southland Conference 
Player of the Year Joskeen Garner heads 
a strong nucleus of forwards. Garner is 
listed as a forward but can play guard and 
has led the team in rebounding the last 
three seasons. She is a silky, smooth play- 
er who can rebound the ball on one end, 

dribble the length of the floor, and blow by 
a defender for a lay-up. Garner averaged 
14.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 

1.8 blocked shots per game last season. 

Sophomore Amanda Cooper will be 
battling for the other starting spot. 
Cooper has good size and a nose for the 
ball. She can hit on the inside for put 
backs. Cooper averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 
rebounds as a freshman last season. 

Senior Shirlynda Williams averaged 

2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds as the backup 
small forward last season. Williams has 
good touch from the perimeter and is one 
of the team. Rebounding out the forwards 
is junior Alison Norman. She has good 
range on her jump shot and averaged 1.6 
points per game as a reserve. 


Junior Nicole Lacy is challenging for 
the starting post position vacated by two- 
year starter Susan Baxter, who graduated 
with a degree in business during the sum- 
mer. Lacy is very athletic and has good 
post moves. She averaged 3.7 points and 
2.7 rebounds per game last season. Lacy 
is going to have to step up her game as 
the starter. 

Sophomore Kim Kahl will be battling 
Lacy for playing time. Kahl showed at 
times last season that she could be a valu- 
able contributor. She has the size to play 
inside and a soft touch from 15-16 feet 
which makes her tough to guard. Kahl 
average 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per 
game last season as a redshirt freshman. 

Senior Cynthia Brown was used pri- 
marily as a backup at center and power 
forward last season. Brown continues to 
improve and should see some more play- 
ing time this year. She averaged 2.0 
points and 2.3 rebounds per game last 

Sophomore Stephanie Williams aver- 
aged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds and 
gained valuable experience last season as 
a backup. After a year of learning the sys- 
tem, Stephanie will be a valuable backup 
and could challenge for a starting role 
before the season is over. The other fresh- 
man on the team is Krissy Woodard. 
Woodard averaged 18 points and nine 
rebounds per game last season at 
Midland (TX)-Lee High School. At 6-3, 
Woodard provides the Lady Demons with 
a big presence in the middle. 

Century Cellunet 


J.D. Barnett's. impact should be 
obvious in his second season as 
coach at Northwestern (La.) State. 
Last season, he guided a piecemeal 
group picked 10th in preseason 
Southland Conference polls into con- 
tention for the league lead midway 
through the race. Now, after a big haul of 
junior college talent in his staffs first full 
recruiting season, the Demons appear 
ready to push for an upper-division fin- 
ish in the 10-team SLC. 

The recruiting class will mix with 
six returning lettermen, including three 
returning starters, to provide Barnett 
with the athleticism and bulk that his 
first Demon squad lacked. 

New players must make immediate 
impact. Last year's top two scorers, 
dynamic 6-3 forward Tarius Brown and 
3-point specialist Kenny McMillon, 
capped four-year careers. Brown led the 
Demons in scoring (18.1 ppg) and 
rebounding (7.6) while McMillon, 
although his productivity was somewhat 
curtailed, still provided a solid outside 
scoring threat (10.5 ppg). They were the 
team's only double digit scorers. 

While several players appear poised 
to fill Brown's role, a key for Barnett's 
second Northwestern team will be devel- 
oping consistent perimeter scoring. 

Returning players Charlie Johnson 
(7.8 ppg, 40 3-pointers) and Charles 
Duncan (6.7 ppg, 28 3s), both sopho- 
mores, showed signs they could con- 
tribute but must develop consistency. 

Sophomore Ryan Bundy (6.3 ppg, 
5.1 assists pg), whom Barnett regarded 
as a strong SLC "Freshman of the Year" 
candidate last year until an ankle injury 
sidelined him for four games, might shift 
from point to shooting guard. Juco 
recruit Marlon Pratt (Southwestern 
Iowa CC) could handle the point. Brian 
Sellers (Cosumnes River CC, U.S. Air 
Force) should also contribute in the 

Swingman Gerald Hollins (6-3, 
Angelina CC) may fit in the backcourt 
mix or could play a small forward. After 
spurning offers of official visits to 
Providence and Miami and staving 30 
miles from home to play at 
Northwestern, Hollins will provide the 
Demons with some big-time athletic 
presence on the perimeter. 

Up front, 6-6 J.R. Whittaker (9.6 
ppg. 5.7 rpg, 22 3s) returns after finish- 
ing his junior year with a flourish. He 
averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds in 
the last five games of the season, includ- 
ing a 25-point outburst at Northeast 

The talented juco combination of 
Clifton Calendar (6-6, 225, Connors 
State CC) and Gary Henderson (6-6, 206, 
Carl Albert CC) will give the Demons 
additional scoring and rebounding 
punch. In the middle, incumbent Seth 
LeGrand (6-8, 245, 2.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg) will 
be hard pressed to retain his starting 
role with the addition of Central Florida 
CC's Stephen Barnes (6-8, 235). 

Also figuring into the mix in the 
front court will be a sophomore juco 
transfer, Dameon Mcquarters (6-7, 
Johnson County CC). 

Barnett snowed last year that he 
hadn't lost the coaching savvy that he 
demonstrated in nine postseason tourna- 
ment appearances, including seven 
NCAA trips, in 11 years at Tulsa and 
Virginia Commonwealth. After a three- 
year hiatus from coaching, Barnett took 
a Demon team picked 10th in the SLC 
and had Northwestern one game off the 
lead halfway through the league chase. 
Injuries to Brown and Bundy con- 
tributed to a slide down to an eventual 
sixth-place finish, but the Demons put 
together their best basketball of the sea- 
son in the final two weeks. 

Barnett so impressed the 
Northwestern administration that 14 
months after he was hired in March 
1994, he was named as the future suc- 
cessor to retiring athletic director Tynes 
Hildebrand. By the time Barnett adds 
the AD assignment to his worksheet 
next July, expect his job as Demon bas- 
ketball coach to be considerably simpler: 
rallying a veteran team toward a confer- 
ence championship run. 

For now, after being considered the 
league's doormat going into last season, 
it's considerable improvement indeed to 
be regarded as a darkhorse contender for 
the title. 

And if the pieces fall into place, per- 
haps the 1995 Demons could charge to a 
Century Cellunet SLC Classic crown and 
an NCAA Tournament trip. 

Head Coach 
J.D. Barnett 

"J.D. Barnett is 
an excellent 
coach and a 
man. He's a 
He's a winner. 
When it 
comes to 
integrity, he's 
flawless. He's a 
first-class guy." 
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NSU travels to Lake Charles 
Saturday to take on No. 1 ranked 
McNeese State in a key Southland 
Conference matchup. 

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Ticket 
prices are $10 for reserved seats. 
Tickets may be purchased at the 
NSU ticket office during normal 
business hours through Friday or 
at Cowboy Stadium Saturday. 
Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m. 

Northwestern had an open 
date last week. The Demons lost to 
Southwest Texas 28-14 on Oct. 28. 
Tailback Clarence Matthews' 24- 
yard touchdown run gave the 
Demons an early 7-0 lead. 

Southwest Texas answered with a 
21-yard scoring strike from David 
Williams to Cyril Atkins to tie the 
score at 7-7. Quarterback Brad 
Laird connected with Pat Palmer 
on a 40-yard touchdown pass to 
give NSU a 14-7 lead. The Bobcats 
countered with a 24-yard run by 
Claude Mathis to make the score 
14-14. Northwestern missed a 19- 
yard field goal with :04 seconds in 
the first half. The Demons missed 
two more field goals in the second 
half. The Bobcats scored two 
touchdowns in the fourth quarter 
to grab the upset win. 

NSU head coach Sam 

Goodwin is 6-6 lifetime vs. 
McNeese. McNeese has won the 
last three meetings by a combined 
91-14 score. The Cowboys won the 
last game in Lake Charles 29-0 in 
1992. McNeese won 24-7 in 1993 
and 28-7 last season, both games 
were here. The Cowboys exploded 
for 21 second half points to break a 
7-7 tie at halftime in last year's 
game. On a positive note, the last 
time Northwestern played the No. 
1 ranked team they won. The 
Demons beat Stephen F. Austin 20- 
17 in 1988. 

The game will be broadcasted 
on the Demon Sorts Network, flag- 

shipped by KZBL-FM (95.9). 
Affiliates include Leesville's 
KJAE-FM (92.7), Man/s KWLA- 
AM (1400), KKMD-AM (1340) of 
Shreveport and KERV-AM (1410) 
of Alexandria. 

Doug Joubert will call play-by- 
play for the Demons with Richard 
Ware as the color analyst. Lyn 
Rollins will be on the sidelines 
with live reports during the game 
and interviews with coach 
Goodwin before the game, at half- 
time and after the game. 

Northwestern (6-3, 2-1) had a 
balanced attack, 184 yards rushing 
and 223 passing (407 total yards) 

but could not convert inside the 
Bobcats 20 yard line. The Demons 
missed three field goals and failed 
to convert on two of three fourth 
down conversions. 

Matthews broke the NSU sin- 
gle season record for 100-yard 
rushing games with 138 yards on 
27 carries, his sixth 100-yard game 
of the season. He tied the record 
for touchdowns in a season with 
his 24-yard touchdown in the first 
quarter. Matthews has 12 touch- 
downs, tying him with Charlie 
Tolar (1958) and Sidney Thornton 
(1976). Matthews has 1,090 yards 
rushing and needs 21 more to 

break Joe Delaney's record (1,110 
in 1980) for most yards rushing in 
a single season. 

McNeese (9-0, 3-0) beat 
Southwest Texas 28-7 last week- 
McNeese quarterback Kerry 
Joseph ran for a touchdown am 
threw for one more. Joseph's nine- 
yard touchdown run in the first 
quarter was the only score of the 
first half. The Cowboys came out 
and scored 21 points in the second 
half, including a 32-yard strike 
from Joseph to Chris Fontenot 
Running back Henry Fields ran for 
141 yards and a touchdown. 

Inside: Senior Maryalyee Walsh finishes high in Southland Conference, page 7 

Current Sauce 

The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

\bl.84,No. 15, 8 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Demons pre- 
pare to win back 
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Thursday when 
the Demons 
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Austin, see page 

Tuesday, November 14, 1995 

Standardized tests: 

Do they reflect what a student knowsP 

"A very good 
might pass 
the NTE 
because he is 
a good test 
taker. A very 
poor teacher 
though, can 
also pass the 
NTE simply 
because he is 
a good mem- 
orizer. The 
test does not 
test for skills." 

teacher and 
counselor at 
St. Mary's 

Tests: Students 
complain that schools 
put too much emphasis 
on standardized test 


Dennis H. Clarkston 

Current Sauce 

Photo Illustration by Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

The infamous standardized test. 
Every college student has had to take it at 
least once. How do those scores reflect 
what a student knows? How do those 
scores affect the student? 

According to Barbara Gillis, director 
of testing, standardized tests are basical- 
ly tests that are given the same way, fol- 
low a certain set procedure and have a set 
script. These tests are given and instruc- 
tions are read without any deviation from 
test to test. 

Therefore, the tests are given under 
the same conditions which establishes the 
reliability and validity of these tests, 
Gillis said. But standardized testing is 
just one tool used 
assess and 
st students 
i placement 
nd schol- 
arship dis- 
hey enter 

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requires that 
students sub- 
scores, but 
is an 

admissions university. The ACT score 
does not bear out whether a person gets 
into school or not, Chris Maggio, director 
of recruiting, said. 

"We mainly use the ACT scores for 
placement purposes," Maggio stated. "We 
also use ACT scores when students apply 
for scholarships." 

According to Maggio, the Office of 
Admissions and Recruiting uses the test 
scores along with a student's high school 
grade point average, class ranking and 
extra-curricular activities as criteria to 
determine if that student is awarded a 
scholarship. Some scholarships do have a 
minimum ACT score, but others do not, 
he said. 

The admissions office also uses the 
ACT scores for the placement of students, 
Maggio stated. Depending on the score, a 
student could be required to take devel- 
opmental English, mathematics and 
reading if the scores in those areas are 
low. The opposite is also true. If a stu- 
dent has a high score, he could receive 
credit for certain English and mathemat- 
ics courses. 

Other tests used at NSU are the 
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) 
and GMAT As part of the requirements 
for admission into graduate studies, the 
scores from either of these tests, as 
required, need to be on file prior to regis- 

"Assistantships in graduate school 
are based on the GRE score, but it doesn't 
say that you can't go [to graduate school] 
if you don't score good [sic]," Gillis said. 

Individuals need to check the admis- 
sion requirements for the graduate school 
they wish to attend and prepare for that 
test, Gillis said. If the person is unsure 
on where he is going, he needs to prepare 
for all the possibilities. 

These tests are a necessary evil and 
should be used as a starting point, 
Deborah Evans, a teacher and counselor 
at St. Mary's School in Natchitoches said. 

For example, the NTE tests for gen- 
eral knowledge, and if that is what needs 
to be tested, then, that's okay, Evans said. 
But if the purpose of the test is to see if a 
person can educate students, then anoth- 
er way is needed. 

"A very good teacher might pass the 
NTE because he is a good test taker," 

See TESTs/Page 3 

Cynthia Brown jumps to catch the rebound. The Lady Demons played a Hungarian 
team Thursday night. For more details on the game see page 7. Photo by Eric Dutile 


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Where will the money go.Watson Library or Intramurals 

Funds: Trust Fund 
I Council to make a tough 
| decision soon on allocation 
of money 

hing in 

lane Balduin-Gibby 
| Current Sauce 

The trust fund council will 
| make its decision soon on whether 
j the trust fund money should be 
allotted to Watson Library or the 
| Intramural's building. 

According to Misty Mayeaux, 
[Student Government Association 
(president, the students will vote on 
where the money goes if the coun- 
cil votes on giving away the princi- 
ple and the interest which consists 
f $150,000. If only the interest is 
to be used, $50,000 will be given, 
and the council will make the final 
j decision without a student body 

The trust fund was estab- 
lished in 1985 by David 
j Eschenfelder of Shreveport, who 

was a senior at Northwestern at 
| the time, from self-assessed contri- 
. butions and is used every four 
'years. In a statement issued by 
I the SGA, it says "each full time 
| student on the Natchitoches cam- 

Pus pays $5 per semester/summer 

session into the Student Trust 

"All such monies are placed in 
a professionally-administered 
Trust Fund, and form the principle 
of the Trust. Interest generated by 
the Trust (less 10 percent, which 
will be reinvested in the Trust 
Fund) will be used for special pro- 
jects geared to enhance the quality 
of student life, projects for which 
shrinking state monies probably 
will not be available." 

The last trust funds were used 
to purchase the call boxes which 
are now in place on campus. 

The Student Trust Fund 
Council is made up of seven voting 
members: the SGA president, Blue 
Key president, Purple Jacket pres- 
ident, SAB president, editor of the 
Current Sauce, and two members 
appointed by the SGA Senate. The 
council is meeting again this week 
to vote because only five of the vot- 
ing members were present last 

Two members of the council 
were assigned to write proposals 
for both sides- Watson Library and 
Intramurals (IM) Building. In the 
last meeting, Carrie Pequet, SAB 
president suggested the money 
should go toward building a new 
IM building or further expansion. 

According to Gene Newman, 

director of recreational sports, 
building a new Intramurals build- 
ing with the trust fund money 
would not be feasible, but building 
a lighted outdoor facility would be 

Newman said that construct- 
ing a new IM building would cost 
up to $4 million. The renovations 
on the roof and floor were over 
$160,000 alone. Newman suggest- 
ed that the money be used for 
building an outdoor facility that's 
lighted, so students can play foot- 
ball, softball, baseball and soccer. 

"All the University students 
could use it," Newman said. 
Newman also said that the only 
problem he faces now is finding 
land for the outdoor facility. 
Intramural events were previously 
held behind the track field, but 
that land has now been given to 
the varsity women's soccer team. 

"We [the university] have 
plenty of land, but it's used in dif- 
ferent areas," he said. 

Dr. Ada Jarred, director of 
Watson Library, said she would use 
the money in purchasing data 
bases that contained the text of 
articles from various journals. The 
library does have databases that 
tell students which periodicals con- 
tain the articles, but the library 
has access to hardly any of the 

periodicals listed. Jarred explained 
that if she could purchase the soft- 
ware with the text, students 
would not have the problem of 
going to other university libraries 
for their research. 

"We have branch libraries in 
Leesville and Shreveport as well 
as computer access to the library 
here," Jarred said. "As of now the 
other libraries are not connected to 
us by computer, but they will be by 
the end of this academic year." 

Soon students in Leesville and 
Shreveport can complete much of 
their research from their affiliate 
campuses without traveling to 

"What we have to realize, too, 
is that Northwestern has over 
9,000 students now, and we have 
6,000 on campus and 3,000 on affil- 
iate campuses," Mayeaux said. 
"Those 3,000 would be excluded if 
a new IM was built. The commuter 
student and the non-traditional 
student would also be excluded, 
because they won't be coming out 
to play basketball, but they will 
use the library." 

Both Jared and Newman will 
attend the meeting with figures of 
how much it would cost to build an 
outdoor facility and the cost of pur- 
chasing databases with article 


to sign up for the CUP test! 

(Check with you adviser to find out if you have to take it) 

Some students unable to early 
register for not signing up 
for ACT/CAAP exam 

CAAP Test: More than 600 students will be in 
for a surprise when they are not able to preregister 
because they have not signed up to take the 
ACT/CAAP exam. 

DeAdrian Alexander 
Current Sauce 

The Registrar's office will be placing holds on the early registra- 
tion of more than 600 students who have not vet signed up to take the 

According to Northwestern's General Catalog, in order to access 
the effectiveness of the general education component of baccalaureate 
degree programs, Northwestern administers several subtexts of the 
ACT/CAAP ( ACT's College Academic Assessment Program ) exami- 
nation. These include the areas of mathematics, reading, science rea- 
soning, and writing. 

According to Ray Baumgardner in academic advising, the CAAP 
Exam has been in place at Northwestern for the past three years. In 
1986, the Board of Regents, which governs Northwestern, told all 
higher institutions under them in the state of Louisiana to set forth 
an examination for English and math competency and an appropriate 
one for general education competency. 

In 1986, Northwestern started administering examinations in the 
departments. For example, after a student had taken six hours in 
mathematics, the Department of Math and Sciences would give them 
a proficiency exam in mathematics. The same was also done within 
the English This was how Northwestern met the Board of Regents' 
mandate at that time. These two examinations were given for a num- 
ber of years, and the students had to perform at a certain level on 
these examinations, Baumgardner added. 

Later, the ACT/CAAP Exam was created to access the freshman 
core, the first 30 hours of core curriculum. When the students com- 
pleted this examination, they could begin taking courses towards 
completing their degree. 

Baumgardner suggests that students have not been informed 
about this registration hold beforehand to catch their attention. The 
Current Sauce has carried information on the CAAP Exam for a year 
or more. The Current Sauce tells the students about the CAAP Exam, 
when to go take the exam and when to talk to their advisors about it. 

" It doesn't seem like it's caught anybody's attention. This is one 


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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 14, 1995 



Campus police say students use call boxes 

Campus Briefs 

Early registration: Students can pick up their schedule request 
cards in the Student Union Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Wednesday and Thursday. Early registration will be Wednesday 
and Thursday. NSU will no longer cancel registration for students 
who do not pay fees or make arrangements to pay fees by a specified 
date. Students must complete an official resignation if they early 
register for Spring 1996 and decide not to return to NSU. To avoid 
unnecessary charges and failing grades, you must officially resign in 
writing before the first day of classes. 

Professors awarded fellowships: Assistant professors of mathe- 
matics Dr. Lissa Galminas and Dr. Leigh Ann Myers have been 
awarded fellowships in New Experiences for Teachers of mathemat- 
ics. Eight Louisiana professors were chosen to participate in the 
NExT program. NExT Fellows are new college professors of mathe- 
matics who are in their first or second year of teaching. They will 
attend national mathematics meetings and workshops concerning 
new teaching methods. 

Dean presents paper: Dr. Jan Dean, assistant professor of zoolo- 
gy, recently presented "A Classification of Louisiana Lakes Based on 
Historical Rotenone Data," at the 49th Annual Conference of the 
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in Nashville. 
Dean co-authored the paper with Kenneth Lantz of the Louisiana 
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. According to the paper, 
standing crops of fish are affected by the location of the lake within 
land resource areas in Louisiana. 

AIDS Study: Dr. Marcelline Fusilier, the Noble B. Morrison 
Professor of Applied Management and associate professor of busi- 
ness, is studying the attitude of caregivers toward AIDS victims. An 
article about this subject co-authored by graduate student Melinda 
Harrison of the VA Medical Center in Pineville, Fusilier and Dr. Joel 
Worley was published in the journal Psychological Reports. Another 
article will be published in the Journal of Business and Psychology. 
Fusilier will study the attitudes of caregivers towards AIDS patients 
in India and Mexico using funds from the Morrison Endowed 

Mr. and Miss NSU: Shenika Baisley of Shreveport and Dewayne 
Jones of Jena, will be recognized during the NSU-Stephen F. 
Austin game Thursday night. Baisley is a member of Tau Beta 
Sigma Sorority and a four-year member of the Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching Band. Jones was president of the SAB for 
two years and president of Theta Chi Fraternity, the National Order 
of Omega and the Greek Council for one year. Jones and Baisley 
were chosen by NSU students. 

"The Office of the Presidency": Students and faculty can partic- 
ipate in the second night of a two-part interactive seminar via satel- 
lite from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight in Studio A of Kyser Hall. The semi- 
nar is free to NSU students and educators. 

Students relax in the cool weather to discuss their classes. Northwestern students prepare to begin finals after the 
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Students find call boxes useful on campus 

Call Boxes: Students 
use call boxes on campus. 

Cassondra Savoy 
Current Sauce 

With Northwestern's enroll- 
ment number rising, student safe- 
ty has become an issue of primary 
concern on campus. 

Three years after it was first 
proposed, call boxes were installed 
on campus in September. 

According to campus police 
Chief Rickie Williams, the boxes 
have been used since their installa- 
tion, but have not been abused. 

The idea of having the boxes 
on campus began with former SGA 

President Blair Dickens, while he 
was a senator. Dickens went 
through the Senate, served two 
presidential terms, and his bill is 
now being implemented. 

"It just got caught up in 
bureaucracy," Misty Mayeaux, 
SGA president, said. 

With the population of stu- 
dents and the number of activities 
on campus growing, the need for 
added security was obvious, 
according to Mayeaux. 

The cost of the boxes was 
approximately $21,000. The 
money came from interest earned 
from fees assessed to NSU stu- 
dents during the 1980s. This is the 
first time the money has been 

"The money was put into a 
trust fund and Dean Fred Fulton 
oversaw how the money was 
spent," Mayeaux said. "The money 
was to be used for the betterment 
of NSU." 

Seven boxes have been 
installed, according to Loran 
Lindsey from NSU's physical 

The boxes were at the plant 
for a while before they were 
installed, according to Mayeaux. 

"I called the physical plant 
and told them that a student 
assessed fee paid for the boxes and 
we needed them up," Mayeaux 
said. "The next day when I drove 
on campus, one of them was up." 

The boxes arrived before the 

bases, which is what caused the 
installation delay, according to 

"As soon as the bases came in, 
the contractor began putting them 
up," Lindsey said. 

The university police worked 
with the physical plant to deter- 
mine where the boxes should be 
installed, according to Mayeaux. 

Inside each of the boxes is a 
telephone receiver and a red but- 
ton. During an emergency, a per- 
son can just press the button and 
be connected to campus security 
and 911. A computer at the police 
station tells where each call is com- 
ing from in case an emergency pre- 
vents the caller from giving a loca- 


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Continued from the front page 
Evans stated. "A very poor 
teacher, though, can also pass the 
NTE simply because he is a good 
memorizer? The test does not test 
for skills." 

Standardized tests in general 
show "how you did on that one day 
on one test," Maggio said. 

For example, Maggio's ACT 
scores were not high enough to get 
an academic scholarship, but he 
graduated with a 3.98 and number 
one in his class at NSU. On the 
GRE, he achieved above average 
scores but not glowing, he said, 

but he has a 4.0 in his graduate 

According to Gillis, one should 
remember that taking the ACT, 
GRE or any standardized test is 
not a life or death situation. The 
worst thing that could happen is 
that one would have to take it 
again. If a person keeps this in 
mind, he would not be so uptight 
during the test and may do better. 

One piece of advice on taking 
one of these tests is "get plenty of 
rest the night before the test and 
get up the next morning and eat a 
candy bar," Evans said. "Chocolate 

gets your mind a -clicking." 

To register for any of these 
tests, applications for ACT, GRE, 
tests are located in a rack on the 
third floor of the Student Union 
next to Rm. 306. 

In preparing for these tests, 
Continuing Education, Rm. 108 in 
Kyser Hall, will offer Kaplan test 
preparation courses for students 
this spring. The courses offered 
along with their fees are the GRE 
Preparation Course, $695; LSAT 
Preparation Course, $795; and 
ACT Preparation Course, $395. 



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to force a student to do something," 
Baumgardner said. 

The students should not, in any 
way, be alarmed about taking the 
examination. At this time, 

Northwestern has not set a mini- 
mum score, so the test will, in no 
way, stop a student from pursuing 
his degree. 

In order for a student's hold to 
be removed before pre-registration, 
the student must sign up to take 
the CAAP Exam. They must go to 

the Registrar's office, schedule a 
date to take the exam, and the hold 
will then be released. 

The CAAP Exam will be admin- 
istered through November in room 
306 of the Student Union. For 
more information contact Mrs. 
Gillis at 357-5246. 

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SGA Minutes For October 23, 1995 

Open: 7:11 Prayer: Mark Mackey Pledge: Micah Sims 

Vice President: Please try to make office hours and committee meetings. 

President: Numbering of bills; parking committee will meet October 24 at I pm; canned food 
drive sponored by College Democrats and Republicans for Hurricane Opal; Shreveport SGA 
is trying to become independent for Home SGA; Bill coming up on Halloween Carnival; 
Homecoming Events 

Speaker of the House: Need completed phone list 

Bill 95-10 (Thomas) SongFest passed unanimously 

Bill 95-04 (Thomas) $1000 for Display Board passed with 13 for and 1 appstintion 
Bill 95-05 (Burkett) Car Pool Money passed unanimously 
Bill 95-06 (Bailes) Lighting passed unanimously 

95-11 (Crochet) Chess Club money TABLED 
95-07 (Bailes) Student Loans TABLED 

Allocate $500 for Halloween Carnival voted on by emergency status and passed unani- 

Presentation by Car pooling board 
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Starting up Senator of the Month 
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Our View 

Where to send the trust fund 
money not a hard decision 

The trust fund council will make a very important decision this 
week on whether the $150,000 in trust fund money should be 
used to build a lighted outdoor recreational facility on the 
Natchitoches campus or to put additional publications in Watson 

The fact that there is any debate over where the money should 
go is embarrassing. 

While it is a fact that Northwestern's Intramural facilities leave 
much to be desired, they should definitely not take precedent over 
academic materials. In a situation where funds are limited ($150,000 
doesn't go as far as you might think) the focus should fall on strength- 
ening the university's academic base. 

We understand that the plight facing Dr. Gene Newman and the 
Intramural building is a very grim and unpromising one. The IM 
building is in extreme need of renovation, but the $150,000 will not 
go very far in making those improvements. The recent renovations 
to the IM building's floors and roof cost over $160,000 and the esti- 
mates to totally renovate the building range around $4 million. 

Even with the IM building in the sad condition that it is now, we 
need to ask ourselves if it is it more important to further students' 
educations or to improve their ability to catch a pop fly or throw a spi- 

'To sink the trust fund money into the 
money pit we call an IM building 
would be a folly" 

ral? To sink the trust fund into the money pit that we call an IM 
building would be a folly. 

The proposal to build a lighted outdoor facility is a good one, and 
the site would probably indeed get much use from students. Many 
would appreciate a place to go relax and unwind, especially when the 
weather is nice in the late fall and early spring. But where would the 
university place a facility like this one? Don't ask them because they 
don't have enough land available right now. 

If the money were allotted to the lighted outdoor recreational 
facility, it would get used; but how large a portion of the student body 
would really benefit? 

There are 3,000 students on Northwestern's Shreveport and 
Leesville campuses. How much do you think that they will make use 
of a recreational facility? 

Chances are that they probably will not make use of it very 
often, but when they research by computer without having to drive 
into Natchitoches and actually find the publications that they need 
they will probably feel that their money was better spent. 

Not everyone takes a great deal of pleasure in running, playing 
basketball or whatever. But everyone does eventually go to the 
library to do some research. When you pull up periodicals as poten- 
tial sources only to find them nonexistent, it can be a very frustrat- 
ing experience. 

Everyone is going to have their own opinions as to where the 
money needs to go. However, in a situation like this one it is impor- 
tant to try to see what would be the most beneficial to the common 
good. Not necessarily the most fun, but the option that everyone 
would benefit the most from. 

When one looks at it from this point of view, it becomes very 
clear where the money should go. Students need books more than 
they need a lighted playing field and hopefully the powers that be 
will have enough sense to realize this. 

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Students' letters don't go unnoticed 

The Bottom Line 


It isn't easy trying to find 
things to write about on any kind 
of consistent basis. 

To maintain the high level of 
irritation that is required to really 
write something worth publishing 
is hard. I often receive suggestions 
from friends and acquaintances on 
what I could write about, but too 
often people don't realize that it 
isn't easy to write 700 words on 
"why won't the university buy soft- 
er toilet paper," or "how come the 
university's colors are so ugly." 
These topics, while seemingly 
important to some, are far too 
hard, if not impossible, to write 
something really inflammatory or 
even interesting about. 

Hence my dilemma and possi- 
bly bad solution. 

I couldn't find anything to 
write about. 


I entertained some ideas like 
my dog moving in with me, the 
upcoming gubernatorial elections 
(not really, I just wanted to use the 
word "gubernatorial"), the recent 
death of the best teacher I had 
while growing up, why the speed 
limit on campus isn't 55 mph, why 
students have to take the CAAP 
test and the fact that all birthdays 
after the age of 15 tend to really 

None of them had the gusto 
needed to live up to my self- 

imposed standards of abrasive yet 
mediocre column writing. 

So, in an ongoing attempt to 
deal with constipation of the brain, 
I decided to address some "letters 
to the editor" that the Current 
Sauce had received dealing with 
things that I have written (both 
"The Bottom Line" and assorted 
staff editorials) this semester. 

No one should take this as me 
trying to get in the last word, 
because I'm usually right anyhow 
so I have nothing to prove after a 
column anyway. I'm just trying to 
better illustrate some of my points 
that might have been misunder- 
stood the first time around (so try 
to pay attention this time). 

Now that you know the solu- 
tion to my problem, allow me to 
explain why I feel that it might be 
a bad idea. There aren't enough 
letters to rebut, hence making the 
actual point of my column very 

I think that it is unfortunate 
that it takes an article dealing 
with a highly sensitive topic like 
racism to get any kind of a signifi- 
cant response out of the student 
body. I find the fact that everyone 
can be so apathetic to be an intim- 
idating omen for the future. 

So, although I have very little 
to work with, let us begin. 

In the October 17th edition of 
the "Sauce" a concerned party 

wrote in commenting on how my 
staff editorial was weak and my 
reasoning lame behind arguing 
against NSU's proposed name 
change. I think that after some 
deliberation that I concur, but only 

I don't feel that just because 
the university has a tradition of 
changing its name "approximately 
every 27 years" that they should do 
it again now. We are 

Northwestern State University 
and should remain that way. I feel 
that even though the name has 
only been in place for 25 years that 
we do have some, albeit not that 
much, tradition involved here and 
should leave the name well enough 


October 24th. I sat down and 
wrote what I consider to be my 
best column ever. I say that not 
because I achieved some kind of 
supernatural pleasure at having 
written it, but because the "Sauce" 
received responses dealing with it 
for about three weeks straight. 

The column I am referring to 
is the one I wrote dealing with peo- 
ple of all races, colors, sexes and 
sexual persuasions using discrimi- 
nation as a crutch. 

The week following the pub- 
lishing of that article, I received a 
letter from another concerned 
party that accused me of being a 
hypocrite. Her letter read like so: 
"When I get out into the work 
force, I will be operating at a dis- 
tinct disadvantage because I'm 
white,' These were the very words 
written by Andrew Martin. He 
claims that discrimination is often 
used as a crutch. But has he not 
used the very crutch he 

This letter and what it 

implied really got to me. Not 
because someone disagreed with 
what I had said, because that 
occurs with a great deal of fre- 
quency, but that they had so delib- 
erately and irresponsibly misquot- 
ed me. 

The rest of that part of my col- 
umn read like this: "Wouldn't it be 
easy for me to scream "discrimina- 
tion" as well? Yes, I think that it 
would, but I refuse to manipulate 
that weak and tired excuse to 
cover for a deficiency that I might 

I'm sorry, but if that doesn't 
dispel whatever misconceptions 
some of you might have about me 
being a hypocrite and desiring to 
use discrimination as a crutch, 
then you'll probably never under- 
stand my columns (or anything, for 
that matter). 

Although I did not enjoy this 
misguided attempt to illustrate me 
as some frustrated yet ignorant 
bastard, I did enjoy the rest of the 
responses that the column gener- 

I would like to see that kind 
of willingness to write in continue. 
When you sit down to write an 
opinion piece, it is very gratifying 
to get responses from people. It 
makes you want to continue writ- 

I also think that it is very 
important to read and when you 
don't like what someone is bitching 
about, to bitch back. If you don't 
stand up and say something when 
you disagree, then you might as 
well back them up. 

You might not always agree 
with or like what you read from 
me, but that's why its printed on 
the "Opinions" page. 

Letter to the Editor 

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any and all material is left to the discretion of the editor. Anonymous letters will not be printed nor will 
names be withheld. If you wish your name to be withheld, we will not print the letter. All materials are sub- 
ject to editorial alteration. 


Editorial draws 
criticism, differ- 
ing viewpoints 

Loretta J. Springer 

In response to your editorial 
of November 7, 1995, I think cer- 
tain facts need to be clarified. To 
begin with, I take offense to your 
comparison of American slavery 
with that of world-wide slavery. 
While it is true, in fact, slavery has 
long been a part of this planet's 
history, even so far as to be record- 
ed in the ancient texts of the Bible, 
no other culture has committed 
such atrocities against its slaves 
and directed it against one distinct 
group of people. In the examples 
you refer to, persons were 
enslaved because of financial debt 
or as bounty as the result of war 
(and yes, Africans did enslave one 
another). However, in the case of 
American slavery, there was no 
war between the continent of 
Africa and the United States of 
America; nor was there any debt to 


be paid. Your assertion that slav- 
ery was not motivated by "mere 
racism" is truthful. It was moti- 
vated by racism and greed. By the 
way, at that time that "all men 
were created equal" was written, a 
black man was three-fifths of a 
person. In my arithmetic class, I 
learned that three-fifths is not 
equal to one. 

Now to the matter of affirma- 
tive action. Let us recall why we, 
as a country, decided there was a 
need for affirmative action. Black 
people and other minorities were 
found to be disproportionately 
under-represented in higher edu- 
cation and certain career areas. 
Since we, as a culture, have aban- 
doned the idea that minorities are 
simply incapable in these forums 
we set about creating more oppor- 
tunities for them to participate. 
Minimum scores were not raised 
for whites, but lowered for minori- 
ties to compensate for possible dis- 
criminatory practices a person 
may have been subjected to before 
entering college. This in no way 
prevents any white person from 
entering school. Once in the 
school, minority students who are 
not prepared as well for higher 
education must accomplish the 
same amount of work as the other 

students. Of course, then, if more, 
less prepared black students 
entered University of California at 
Berkeley, more would drop out. I 
think the relevant question is not 
did more black students drop out, 
but did more black students gradu- 
ate? If so, then I say the affirma- 
tive action program is a resound- 
ing success and it has cost white 
students nothing! 

Please understand me. I am 
not looking for a hand-out and I 
don't think most minorities or 
black Americans are either. What 
we want is a fair chance to succeed 
and without safeguards, this does 
not exist. My mother submitted 
several job applications which 
were not even read before being 
discarded simply because she is 
black. I have constantly had to 
prove myself to certain white peo- 
ple in order to assure them that 
the color of my skin does not make 
me inept. Although we would like 
to think that racism is dead, and 
indeed it may be in most of our 
hearts, it is not dead in our insti- 
tutions or in the job market. 
Providing equity for all races is not 
reverse discrimination, but an 
attempt to help make the United 
States "the greatest country on 




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Tuesday, November 14, 1995 



Northwestern Demons prepare to win back legendary 
Chief Caddo Thursday against Stephen F. Austin 

Caddo is the 
largest foot- 
standing 7- 
foot-6 and 
over 320 
pounds. He 
was once 
400 pounds, 
but he s 
dried out a 
bit over the 
years and 
went on the 
Pritiken Diet 
during the 
in 1980. 


College football teams across the 
country play for trophies in rival- 
ry games, but none is harder to 
cart off afterwards than the one at stake 
Thursday night when Northwestern 
plays Stephen F. Austin in a 6 p.m. 
matchup at Turpin Stadium. 

Chief Caddo is the country's largest 
football trophy, standing 7-foot-6 and 
weighing over 320 pounds. He was once 
400 pounds, but he's dried out a bit over 
the years and supposedly went on the 
Pritiken Diet during the great 
Natchitoches experiment in 1980. 

The stature originated in 1960, 
when longtime rivals Northwestern and 
SFA decided to award the winner of the 
game with a trophy. They settled on a 
statue of a legendary Indian chief whose 
tribe was responsible for settling in the 
locations that became the English- 
speaking towns of Natchitoches and 
Nacogdoches. The loser of the 1961 
game would have a tree chopped down 
from its nearby forests to be sent to the 
winning school, who would have a stat- 
ue carved. The Demons won that 1961 
game 35-19 and SFA delivered a 2,000- 
pound black gum log to Northwestern. 
Wood carver Harold Green of 
Logansport spent some 230 hours on the 

He was named "Chief Caddo" to 
honor the Indian tribe that not only first 
settled the two communities, but provid- 
ed safety for the early white settlers in 
the area. Historians say had it not been 
for the Caddo Indians, the Spanish and 
French colonists who came to the area 
would not have survived the onslaughts 
of the Apache and Commanche warriors 
from the West and the Natchez from the 
East. Also, French and Spanish writers 
of the time said certain wise Caddo 
chiefs made it possible for the two 
European colonies to live as neighbors 
while their mother countries were at 
war against each other. 

As to the common heritage of 
Natchitoches and Nacogdoches, there's 
some question about how the cities, each 
the oldest settlement in their respective 
states, got their names. Both versions 
agree that an Indian chief with two sons 
sent one east, the other west, and they 
each traveled the same distance and 
established villages. As for the folklore 

in question: one version, as reported by 
historian Samuel Stewart Mims in "Rio 
Sabinas," credits the chief of village was 
overpopulated, and the chief ordered his 
two grown sons to report to him precise- 
ly at sunrise. He told one son to walk 
east, the other west, until the very 
moment of sunset. The sons were to 
establish a village at the place they 
reached. The son who went east wound 
up in a grove of papaw trees, and he 
named his village Natchitoches, mean- 
ing papaw. The westbound son reached 
a grove of persimmon trees and named 
his village Nacogdoches, meaning per- 
simmon. There's no documentation, but 
there are papaw trees in Natchitoches 
and persimmons in Nacogdoches. 

Another version says that the chief 
had twin sons, Natchitoches and 
Nacogdoches, and couldn't decide which 
would succeed him, so he split the tribe 
between them and sent them in differ- 
ent directions. They traveled for three 
days, one eastbound, the other west- 
bound, and wound up where the cities 
are located today. 

It is intriguing to note that 
Natchitoches and Nacogdoches are vir- 
tually equidistant from Toledo Bend, 
which stands on the Sabine River bed at 
the Texas-Louisiana border. 

Thursday night, Northwestern and 
Stephen F. Austin's football teams will 
meet for the 52nd time in a series that is 
71 years old. The Demons have the 
upper hand with an overall 33-15-3 
lead, although SFA won 34-13 last year, 
the Lumberjacks' second straight win in 
the series after six in a row by NSU. 

SFA and Northwestern are both 
nationally ranked. The last time that 
happened, in 1988, the No. 10 Demons 
won the SLC title 20-17 over the heavi- 
ly favored, No. 1-ranked Lumberjacks. 
In 1990, Northwestern set a school 
record by allowing only four first downs 
in a 20-3 win, and in 1992, the Demons 
weathered a 45-minute lightening delay 
and won 24-10 to finish with a 7-4 
record. Last year's game was tied 13-13 
in the fourth quarter until three 
Northwestern turnovers paved the way 
for SFA to pull away. 

Northwestern and Stephen F. 
Austin have been playing for Chief 
Caddo since 1961, and the Demons have 

Northwestern fans celebrate their victory over 
Stephen F. Austin in 1985 File Photo 

followers know it goes deeper than 

After all, if you were a wooden 
statue, would you want to spent a 
lot of time around a bunch of 

We think not. And as for what 
the Chief thinks. . .well, he's been 
so scared for the last two years, he 
hasn't been able to speak. 

a 19-9-1 advantage in the trophy 
game. That means in the 34 years 
of the Chief's life, he's spent 26 in 

To those who know the Chief 
best, that comes as no surprise. 
Even an SFA coach admitted few 
years ago that the Chief seemed to 
like Natchitoches, blaming it on 
meat pies and Cajun cooking. 

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Tuesday, November H, 1995 


The Current Sauce features more music| 
and comic reviews 

even morr want a Stomp 442 
"hanging from your chimney with 


Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the 
Infinite Sadness 

Virgin Records 



Ozzy Osbourne 

Epic Records 

"No More 
Yeah right. 
This was the 
buzz three 
years ago 
when veter- 
an rocker 
O z z y 
to the musi- 
cal world that he was going to 
retire from the rock 'n' roll spot- 

Well, three years later 
Ozzy is back with a new album, 
Ozzmosis, and a new world tour 
entitled, cleverly enough, 
"Retirement Sucks." 

And speak of the devil, 
this middle aged rock legend is 
back with a vengeance. Ozzmosis, 
plain and simple, shows the world 
that Ozzy is the ultimate middle 
aged rock legend. Ozzmosis, plain 
and simple, shows the world that 
Ozzy is the ultimate master of 
hard rock music and will retain 
this title forever and ever. 

The easiest way to sum up 
this new album is to say that it is 
full of guaranteed hits, intriguing 
lyrics and superb musicianship. 

The already smash hit 
Perry Mason starts things off with 
churning guitars, powerful vocals 
and a wicked rhythm that will give 

by Derek Rabuck 
Current Sauce 

you a first class ticket to the Ozzy 
Osbourne Crazy Train . 

Fans of the ballad Mama I 
Don't Want To Change The World 
from Ozzy's last outing, No More 
Tears, will not be disappointed as 
new songs such as / Just Want You 
and See You On The Other Side 
show a lighter, passion filled, 
slowed down side of the rocker who 
once fronted the legendary gothic 
sounds of Black Sabbath. 

Thunder Underground 
shows an almost thrashier side to 
Ozzy's cliche features, such as 
Ozzy's describing the demons that 
once were a part of his lifestyle. 

It seems that once again 
Ozzy will show a touch of King 
Midas in himself as everything he 
touches will turn into gold or plat- 
inum or double platinum or who- 
knows- how-many-times platinum. 

One of the highlights of 
Ozzmosis comes during the blis- 
tering explosion of My Jekyll 
Doesn't Hide. Who knows what 
heights Ozzy will reach before he 
slows down. 

Long live Ozzy!!!! 

Stomp 442 

Named after a particular 
type of racing, this album takes a 
look at how the human race is try- 
ing to destroy everything possible 
while attempting to rise above 
each other. 

Zero is a heartfelt exami- 
nation of a relationship that is 

basically a one-sided affair as the 
narrator is unable to provide 
everything the other t examination 
of a relationship that is basically a 
one sided affair as the narrator is 
unable to provide everything the 
other can. 

In the Arms of Sleep tells 
the tale of what a person will do 
when in love. 

Stomp 442 gives a burst 
of power that no cop could ever 
catch up to. Stomp 442 also gives 
an already revved up band the 
additional power, or adrenaline so 
to speak, to take the lead position 
in the hard rock/heavy metal spot- 

Yes, Anthrax is back and 
this time there is nothing holding 
them back. This veteran band has 
definitely outdid themselves this 
time around with an album that 
starts out at full throttle with the 
RPM's redlined. 

It's been awhile since 
Anthrax's last album, The Sound 
of White Noise, surprised both 
diehard fans and unsuspecting 
commercial music buyers every- 
where with an unpredictable, rock 
hard album full of tight rhythms 
and the vocals of new frontman 
John Bush (Armored Saint). 

The Sound of White 
Noise's success was a big break for ' 
the band who had just departed 
ways with long-time vocalist Joey 

Well, Stomp 442 also fea- 
tures another personnel change 
with the absence of original lead 
guitarist Danny Spitz. Does this 
hurt Anthrax's chances of gaining 

It's not 
too often 
that a band 
can become 
so popular 
that high 
stakes risks 
can be 
taken when 
their next 


Pumpkins felt so strongly in their 
appeal to a mass audience that 
they decided to release two records 
instead of one. 

The result is 28 songs 
that range from feathery ballads 
to off the wall alternative- laden 
tracks, and even a couple of songs 
that could be considered heavy 
metal appear as the group tries to 
double their success. Two-to-one 
odds evidently weigh better in the 
mind of frontman Billy Corgan. 

Does Smashing 
Pumpkins live up to expectations? 
Yes, Yes, Yes. The lead off track, 
Bullet With Butterfly Wings, is 
already earning a mega number of 
radio spins around the country. 
There is no reason it shouldn't. 
The song features a grungy guitar 
line that begs for attention, 
smooth-edge vocals and the tradi- 
tional Pumpkins' song writing 

With so many songs, it 
becomes hard to find standout 
tracks, but here it goes. Tales of a 
Scorched Earth takes a painstak- 
ing look at how his album has to 
be listened to completely. Enough 




And the winner of the Batman VS Spider-Man comic book trivia 
question is Mr. E. Brodie Barber II of Many, LA! The question was: 
Who are the real-life identities of Batman and Carnage? The answer 
is Bruce Wayne and Cletus Kassady. 

This time out, I will do the column totally Quickie style because 
A) The news is short and B) I'm lazy! 

Quickie 1: FOX TV is scheduled to air a live-action Generation X 
movie on January 16, 1996! I have greater faith in FOX than I do for 
NBC's previous adaptations (i.e. Daredevil). 

Quickie 2: Rob Liefeld will be doing the variant cover for Marvel's 
X-Force number 50. This is a bit surprising in lieu to the fact Liefeld 
left to form Image Comics (hello, this is a HINT for a question I asked 

Quickie 3: Crusade Comics (publisher of Shi) is exclusive with 
Diamond Comics Distributors as of January shipping. 

Quickie 4: DC and Marvel will meet again after the DC Versus 
Marvel mini-series in March or 
April in something called 
Amalgam (weird name. .course I 
may be misspelling it! :) ). 

Quickie 5: Dale Keown has 
left Image Comics to begin his own 
company, Full Bleed Studios. He 
will start publishing with Pitt No. 
1/2, a reprinting of the 1992 Pitt 
Ashcan plus 10 pages from Pitt No. 
1 in full color and comic sized! On 
a Pitt-related note, Keown will join 
forces with his former Incredible 
Hulk friend/writer, Peter David, 
for a Pitt/Hulk crossover in 1996! 

Quickie 6: Sensational 
Spider-Man No. debuts Ben 
Reilly's aka the new Spider-Man 
costume! Ben also sports a totally 
non-Peter Parker look (they're 
identical. .wait until you see what he did!). 

Quickie 7: Blunder of the Month: Green Lantern and Silver 
SurfenUnholy Alliance is indeed unholy because nobody's buying 
these crappy DC /Marvel cosmic crossovers. Come on, give us some 
butt kickin' on the ground where the characters are likable and 
sheesh, salable (no, I didn't order any. thank goodness). How about 
giving us that long-awaited Justice League/X-Men deal? Or even 
Spam Versus the whole freaking Star Jammers team?!? 

Quickie 8: Apology of the Week: I apologize for the prior instance 
of insanity. Thank you. Also, when you see the word smooth, it means 
smool (smooth+cool) 

Quickie 9: Sandman will end in January with issue No. 75. The 
Endless will be its "replacement." I presume it will be about the other 
characters in the Endless gallery. 

Quickie 10: And now, my promise to my sister to embarrass her. 
My sister is a tree-hugger( environmentalist). I guess I better not tell 
her what comic books are made of, eh? 

Trivia Question Contest Time! If you can answer the following 
question and return it to either the Current Sauce office or the 
Phoenix (located at 550 Front St. within the St. Denis Antique Mall 
which is next to the Landing) by Nov. 21, you will win a poster of your 
choice (X-Men, Sandman etc.)! The question is: What massive purple, 
white, and yellow creature is on MTV as animation shorts? Use the 
maximum time period to figure this out. 

Woody s movies funnier than ever, but 'great vision' eludes him 

Ian Spelling 

College Press Service 

Despite all the tumult in Woody Allen's 
personal life, and there's been plenty over the 
past few years, he continues to churn out funny 
movies. Just look at Manhattan Murder 
Mystery and Bullets Over Broadway. Now, 
Allen is back in even finer form with Mighty 
Aphrodite. So good is the film it might actual- 
ly earn money outside of New York and Paris. 

Mighty casts Allen as a sportswriter for a 
Manhattan newspaper who, with his younger 
second wife (Helena Bonham Carter), adopts a 
baby boy named Max. When their marital 
spark begins fading, Bonham Carter contem- 
plates having an affair, while Allen thought 
"it'd make a funny story if I was a sportswriter, 
had a kid, my marriage wasn't going well, and 
I have fantasies that [my son's] mother would 
be someone I could love" seeks out Max's bio- 
logical mother. Enter Mom: Mira Sorvino as a 
sweet but remarkably stupid porn star/hooker 
whom Allen tries to reform. Serving as Allen's 
conscience and commenting on the action is a 
wry Greek chorus led by F. Murray Abraham 
and featuring Olympia Dukakis. 

"Years ago I was looking at my adopted 
daughter and I thought, 'she's so charming, 
bright and wonderful. She must have had good 
biological genes," recalled a relaxed and open 
Allen during an interview at a Manhattan 
hotel. "I didn't care enough to follow it up and 
investigate, but it was a thought that passed 
through my mind. Later, because I loved the 
kid so much. Then, the more I find out about 
her, the worse she becomes. Then I thought, 
'That's got a Greek tragedy feeling to it.' The 
more progress you make, the further back you 
go. So, I put the Greek chorus in and it started 
to write very well for me." 

Though many of Allen's past films have 
dealt with sexual issues, none has been as 
explicit as Mighty in its subject matter and lan- 
guage. The film deserves its "R" rating. 

Allen reports that he was comfortable 
scripting, shooting and playing the film's more 
risque moments. 

"It's all strictly because I wanted to fanta- 
size that Mira was some kind of wonderful 
creature, and she turns out to be a real vulgar- 
ian," he says. "I wanted her to be a hooker, a 

foul-mouth, a porn star who has this dreadful 
apartment with these horrible artifacts in it. I 
made her as bad as I could possibly get her. I 
was lucky Mira played her, because it's very 
easy for this kind of character to be unlikable, 
harsh or nasty. It so happens Mira isn't that 
kind of person. She's a bright, educated young 
woman, and charming. She informed the char- 
acter with a dimension that wasn't in the writ- 

Though Allen is quick to point out that, as 
an actor, he always plays on the same basic 
character; his Mighty performance is refresh- 
ingly less neurotic than those in some of his 
other films. 

Still, Allen remains a most reluctant thes- 
pian and would prefer only to write and direct. 
"The only reason I perform is occasionally 
there's a part that's so right for me, like the one 
in Manhattan Murder Mystery. That had to be 
me and Diane Keaton," he says. "Also, my name 
on the marquee in America means nothing, 
zilch, whereas in Europe it's a big help. When a 
film of mine comes out in Europe and I'm in it, 
it stands a better chance of making money." 

Does Allen's personal life inform his work? 
The answer, he insists, is no. Since his much- 
publicized breakup with Mia Farrow, the bat- 
tles over their children, and the hoopla con- 
cerning his relationship with Soon Yi Previn, 
Allen has penned an off-Broadway play, written 
and directed Manhattan Murder Mystery, the 
TV movie Don't Drink the Water, Bullets, 
Mighty and an in-production musical. 

"There's no correlation," he says. "I just do 
whatever idea I can lay my hands on at the 
time. Before anything happened with me pub- 
licly, people were constantly taking my films 
and reading into them things from my personal 
life. I've always said you shouldn't do that. 
Since I got into the papers with my custody 
fight, it's become a major industry," he notes, 
laughing easily. 

"The movies are all made up. People think 
that they're not just reflective of my private 
life, but that they're exact copies, and they 
always did. When Annie Hall came out. I had to 
go around telling people I didn't grow up in 
Coney Island. Nobody wanted to hear it." 

Regardless of how people feel about Allen 
as a person, his work should be judged on its 
own merits. A few years ago, the director com- 

mented that he'd never crafted a great movie. Many cine- 
masts would challenge this statement, pointing to 
Manhattan and Annie Hall. 

But the writer-director maintains his position. "A lot of 
the movies I love and that I was tremendously influenced by 
weren't necessarily great," he says. "If you accept as great 
films like Citizen Kane, The Bicycle Thief, The Grand 
Illusion, and The Seventh Seal, then I can safely say I've 
never made a film in that class. I've never made a film where 
you could get all the world scholars and film historians to sit 
around and say, This film ranks with the greatest films that 
Orson Wells did.' I feel I haven't done that, and I'd like to . . 

. It's a goal. I've made some decent films. I'm not ashamed of | 

"I'll be 60 in December and Mighty Aphrodite is my 25tb ' 
film. I'm limited only by my limitations. I do feel completely | 
different, feel that I know how to make movies and that I'm 
experienced at it. It remains to have a great insight or a ' 
great vision of life. If I'm ever lucky enough to have a vision ] 
of some depth or real profundity that I can get up on the 
screen, I think I'd know how to do it. 

"The trick," concludes Allen with a smile, "is in having j 
that vision. That's not so easy." 


Tuesdav, November 14, 1995 

Current Sauce 



Maryalyce Walsh ranks second in Southland Conference I 
at the NCAA District VI Cross Country Championships 

Goodwin says good performance key to beating Stephen F. Austin 

Game: Demons come 
close to upsetting No. 1 
\ lcNcese Saturday night 

Northwestern 's football team 
didn't take much time to ponder 
• how close it came to upsetting No. 
1 McNeese Saturday night. 

Within hours after the 20-10 
•loss in Lake Charles, Demon 
.coaches were grading film and 
starting to formulate game plans 
for Thursday night's 6 o'clock 
homefield matchup against No. 6 
Stephen F. Austin (9-1, 3-1). 
Northwestern (6-4, 2-2) hit the 
practice field Sunday night. 

"If we can get the same type of 
effort and performance against 
SFA, and not turn the ball over so 

much, we can win the game," Sam 
Goodwin, NSU coach, said. "But 
it's going to take a great perfor- 
mance against a very quality 

SFA raced to a 31-0 
halftime lead and blasted 
Southwest Texas State 
50-21 Saturday. The 
Lumberjacks' only loss 
came Oct. 28 to 
McNeese, 34-16. 

Goodwin didn't have 
much time Sunday to 
rehash the Demons' near- 
miss at McNeese (10-0, 4 

"Because our guys played so 
hard, and our defense was so 
touight, we had a great chance to 
win," said Goodwin. "I was proud 
we did some things against 

McNeese that nobody else has 
accomplished, but we didn't do the 
one thing that we 
went down 
there for— 
we didn't 
'o u t - 
the cowboys 
395-276, holding 

yards under its 

Northwestern suffered a sea- 

son-high five turnovers, including 
three inside the McNeese nine 
yard line. 
o n 

1:57 to go. 
Junior tailback 
Clarence Matthews ran for 122 

yards agaisnt McNeese, which 
brought the top-ranked run 
defense in Division I-AA (43.4 
yards per game) into the contest. 
Matthews became the first 
back since 1991 to run for at 
east 100 yards agaisnt 
McNeese. He set two major 
NSU records in the game, 
for single-season rushing 
(1,212 yards) and career 
all-purpose yardage (4,445), 
breaking marks set in 1980 
by the late Joe Delaney. 
The Demons limited the 
Cowboys to a season-low output 
(276 yards). Both McNeese touch- 
downs were set up by kick returns 
which started short (47, 20 yards) 
scoring drives. 

Northwestern emerged from 
the game with only one apparent 

significant injury. Defensive end 
Joe Cummings suffered a deep 
thigh bruise and may not be able to 
play Thursday night. 

The Demons begin a short 
week of practice as they get ready 
for the Lumberjacks. "This late in 
the season, a short week isn't a big 
factor except for injured players," 
Goodwin said. 

Kickoff will begin at 6 p.m. 
The game will be televised, but the 
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders will 
not perform at the game as 
planned. They will perform during 
a basketball game in January. 

The Demons will fight to win 
back the world's largest football 
trophy, Chief Caddo. Stephen F. 
Austin has had it for the past year. 
See page 4 for the history of leg- 
endary Chief Caddo. 

Lady Demons fight hard; 
Hungarian team wins 

Joskeen Garner's 25 points and 13 rebounds 
were not enough as PECS Hungary came away with 
an 81-67 win over the Lady Demons in exhibition 
action at Prather Coliseum Thursday night. 

The Hungarians were led by Hajnalka Balazs 
who scored 25 points. PECS shot 49 percent from 
the field and 90 percent from the free throw line, 
hitting 18 of 20 attempts. 

Joining Garner in double figures were Angela 
Simpson with 12 points and freshman Sonya 
Bearden with 12. Missi Hardy and Garner led the 
Lady Demons with four assists. 

"I thought we fought back really hard after get- 
ting down by 15 points early," James Smith, Lady 
Demon coach said. "I thought Sonya Bearden 
played well and Missi Hardy came off the bench to 
spell Stephanie Shaw and made no mistakes and 
that's what we need her to do throughout the sea- 

The Lady Demons shot 43 percent from the 
field and only 50 percent from the free throw line, 
making only 11 of 22 atttempts. 

"I was disappointed in our post players tonight. 
We have five players and I don't know who we 
would start in post if we played tomorrow night," 
Smith said. "One of those five players has to step 
up and do a better job." 

Livia Anitic tallied 18 points and four assists 
for the Hungarians. Eva Sztojkovics led PECS in 
rebounding with eight. 

PECS raced out to a 36-23 halftime lead. 
Northwestern used pressure defense to cut the 
Hungarians lead to 58-51 but could not get any clos- 

"I was pleased with our conditioning. We need 
to get our timing down offensively and put more 
pressure on the ball defensively to get ready for the 
season opener," Smith said. 

NSU opens the regular season Wednesday 
night at Arkansas in the opening round of the 
Women's National Invitational Tournament. 

James Smith 
Head Coach 

"I thought we 
fought hack 
really hard 
after getting 
clown by 15 
points early...l 

in our post 
tonight. One 
of those play- 
ers have to 
step up and 
do a better 




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This week's intramural volleyball action has been hot with many 
jteams in close competition to try to win their division. Upon winning a 
division, a team then advances to the championship round where they 
Icompete in the finals to determine which teams will represent NSU 
|intramural volleyball at the state tournament held at McNeese State 
University. Volleyball standings are as follows: 


) Steve's Creation (4-0) Loaf's Angels (4-0) 
Oreo's (3-1) Phi Mu (3-1) 
Ladies (2-2) The Clique 
Vet Techs (2-2) Tri Sigma 
Athlete's for Christ (1-3) 


I BSU (0-3-1) Oo-Oop 

Sutton SlumLords (6-0) 
Hit Squad (5-1) 
Killer Instinct (4-2) 
Aces Under (3-3) 
ROTC (2-4) 
Without Warning (1-5) 
TKEB (0-5-1) 

Kappa Sigma (4-0) 
Theta Chi (3-1) 
Kappa Alpha (1-3) 
I TKE (0-4) 


Phi Mu 2 


Blue/Grey (6-0) 
CSO Couillons (4-1) 
GDI Giants (3-2) 
Mad Kapataz (3-1) 
Run and Gun (1-4) 
BSU (1-5) 

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Tuesday, November 14. 1995 

Copy Cat full of thrills and chills; acting excellent 

'Andrew Martin / 

Current Sauce 

It is part of the human animal 
to want to be scared. If that wasn't 
true, horror movies wouldn't have 
endured for so long and no one 
would be quite so taken with 
authors like Dean Koontz and 
Stephen King. If people didn't like 
to be frightened, they might be 
able to actually cover their eyes 
when they see something scary 
instead of peeking through their 

People like to be scared. 

One of the scariest angles that 
the horror industry takes these 
days is plots that deal with the 
human monster. Plot lines that 

bring us close to the warped minds 
of mass murderers, serial killers 
and other assorted psychopaths. 
One of the newest movies in the 
theaters deals with that very angle 
and takes its viewers to the prover- 
bial edge of their seats. 

Copycat is the latest in this 
trend of serial killer related horror 
films, and takes the trade to a new 

The movie has a fantastic plot 
line that weaves the lives of two 
cops, a leading criminal psycholo- 
gist, a twisted serial killer and one 
of his idolizing "fans". The viewer 
can not help but be intrigued as 
they are sucked into a very dis- 
turbing chain of events in the first 
five minutes of the movie. 

So much of the movie is made 
by its all-star cast giving perfor- 
mances that are nothing less than 
spectacular. Holly Hunter is one of 
the leading characters, playing a 
cynical police officer. The role at 
first appears to be a stretch for the 
diminutive Hunter, but she does 
an outstanding job giving new life 
to the tired and predictable 
premise of the big city homicide 

Harry Connick Jr. portrays the 
movie's broken-toothed psy- 
chopath. Connick gives the char- 
acter a sense of humor, one that 
the viewer can not help but laugh 
at while cringing at the same time. 
It is very difficult to make a twist- 
ed killer seem charismatic but 

Theater department begins new play, Picnic 

Hank Cannon 

Current Sauce 

The theater department' s pro- 
duction of Robert Inge's Pulitzer 
Prize winning play, Picnic, will run 
Nov 10 - 18 in Theater West start- 
ing at 7:30 each night. 

Directed by Dr. Jack Warm, 
artistic director of theater pro- 
grams, Picnic is a story of stagna- 
tion, change, escaping from cir- 
cumstances, trying to find a real 
piece of happiness, and, in some 
cases, failing miserably. 

The action centers on events 
that take place before and after a 
city wide picnic to be held on labor 
day in a small Kansas town in the 
1950's. The characters' personali- 
ties and histories read almost like 
a midwestern version Peyton 

Flo Owens, the mother, played 
by Abby Carmichael who tries to 
convince her eldest daughter, the 
beautiful Madge, played by Leah 
Coleman, that marrying well is 
much better than marrying for love 
because of what she went through 
with her husband; however, 
Madge is searching for someone 
who will treat at her as a woman, 
not a beautiful doll to possess. 

Flo's youngest, sixteen year 
old Millie, played by Courtney 
Bailey, is an extremely smart girl 

who always feels that she has to 
live in the shadow of her beautiful 
sister Madge, so she hides under 
baseball caps blue jeans, ciga- 
rettes, and attitude. 

Alan Seymour, portrayed by 
Jeffery Williams, born to money 
and power, and devoted to Madge; 
he doesn't know she isn't devoted 
to him. 

Hal Carter, portrayed by Doug 
Lowry, a handsome young 
vagabond, and old college chum of 
Alan's, who, while running from 
his own demons, inadvertently 
stirs up some others. 

Rosemary Sydney, played by 
Seine Revelry Liles, a self pro- 
claimed "old-maid school teacher" 
who secretly abhors the marital 
status she publicly proclaims. 

Howard Bevans, played by 
Ryan Glorioso, a "friend" of Miss. 
Sydney, unknown to him, she has 
other things on her mind. 

Helen Potts, portrayed by 
Criquette Skelton, the next-door 
neighbor whose cheerful exterior 
and highly productive kitchen hide 
a deep abiding remorse. 

Bomber, played by Michael 
Mayhall, a paperboy with all the 
raging hormones of puberty and 
the attitude to match. 

Irma Kronkite, played by Abby 
Bowden, and Christine 
Shoenwalder, played by Abby 

Pudlewski, two more old maid 
teachers who happen to get caught 
in the middle. 

Then there's Mother, who is 
never seen but is always heard. 
Who is portrayed by Kelly Rene St. 
Germain. She is the author of 
Mrs. Potts's misery. 

While possessing sub-plot 
potential to rival Guiding Light 
and All My Children, Picnic man- 
ages not to degenerate into a con- 
fusing sub-plot strewn melodrama 
and stays focused on Hal's role as 
the catalyst in the dramatic events 
of the play; and, there is a humor 
factor in the play that helps light- 
en particularly thick moments. 

By the end of the play, howev- 
er, the characters have been 
dragged to a point where illusions 
are broken, dreams are shattered, 
and feelings that were pent up 
come roaring out. 

It is not all bad. There are 
some endings that could be consid- 
ered "happy" and some that could 
be considered "sad" but, all of the 
characters ,with the exception of 
Mother, who never changes, are 

Picnic will continue through 
Saturday night, for ticket informa- 
tion contact the Theater Box Office 
at 357-6891. 

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no Current Sauce 
meeting this week. You will be called 
if you have an assignment. 

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Connick succeeds, making his 
character almost as scary and lik- 
able as the Silence of the Lambs' 
Hannibal Lecter. 

Sigourney Weaver brings her 
very impressive stage presence to 
the movie with her portrayal of the 
alcoholic criminal psychologist. 
Weaver's character was victimized 
by Connick's at one time, and 
though he is in prison, one of his 
"disciples" has enabled him to 
reach out to try to hurt her once 

The movie itself is very enter- 
taining. Holly Hunter and her 
partner are on the trail of a serial 
killer who is reenacting the mur- 
ders of America's most infamous 
murderers, including John Wayne 

Gacy and Ted Bundy. As the cases 
turn up no leads or evidence. 
Hunter and partner are forced to 
enlist the help of Sigourney 
Weaver who was at one time a 
leading expert in the field of crimi- 
nal psychology, but due to an 
attack by Connick's character, has 
become an agoraphobic alcoholic, 
disturbed by the prospect of get- 
ting back into her old line of work. 
Weaver does not want to get 
involved but is forced to as 
Connick uses an "admiring" follow- 
er to get close to her while he is 
locked behind bars, serving a sen- 
tence for double homicide. 

The movie wraps up in a har- 
rowing suspense sequence that 

keeps the viewer sweating bullets 
up until the final moments of the 
movie. And, in a masterful twist of 
scriptwriting, just as you think 
everything is safe for all characters 
(surviving ones, that is) the writers 
give you a little surprise that will 
make you get up in the night to 
make sure you locked the deadbolt 
on the front door. 

Copycat is not for the faint of 
heart. It is the kind of movie that 
will make you forbid your children 
to go out after dark and make you 
not want to let your significant 
other out of your sight. Copycat is 
a scary movie, but since most of 
enjoy be frightened out of our wits, 
it is definitely a movie worth see- 






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Current Sauce 

The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Head Coach 
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with the 

Saturday, see 
page 5 

84, No. 17, 6 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, November 28, 1995 

More Long Lines 

Students began waiting in line at 6:30 a.m. last week to get their student request cards that were not passed out until 8 a.m. The line stretched outside the 
Student Union. Hugh Durham, registrar, said he did not expect so many to show up that early to get in line. News Bureau Photo 

KNWD finally moves to Kyser Hall 

Radio Station: After 
three years of waiting 
and continuous set- 
backs, KNWD now 
Inakes it home in Kyser 

Andrew Martin 
(Current Sauce 

While other students 
Jenjoyed a long Thanksgiving 
(break, KNWD completed its 
flong and troubled move from 
JSouth Hall to its new home in 
(Kyser Hall last week. 

The move, which has been 
talked about for three years, has 
be en a painful one according to 
[KNWD General Manager Jeff 
Burkett. Burkett said one of the 
(main problems which has hin- 
jdered the move has been a "lack 
jof cooperation and communica- 
|tion" between KNWD manage- 
ment and the University. 

The move was several 
months behind schedule. 

The original plans were at 
the end of last spring that we 
were going to move this sum- 
mer," Burkett said. "It [the 
move] was pushed back until we 
were supposed to be moved that 
Week before school started, and if 
>t hasn't been one thing it's been 
another. The original prediction 
as we would be on the air 
before school started." 

Despite the delays in the 
Project, the move is complete and 
Images and the station began 
broadcasting from Kyser Hall 

All of the broadcasting 
?Vupment was moved by Roy 
°avis, a satellite and broadcast 

KNWD Manager Jeff Burkett prepares music to play in their home in Kyser Hall 

Photo by Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

engineer here at NSU, and an 
independently contracted engineer 
who was flown in from South 
Carolina. These two men handled 
all of the instillation and wiring of 
the station, Burkett said. 

KNWD is operating in much 
improved conditions in their new 
studio. "The production room is 
hooked up to the studio, so it is 
like having two capable on-air stu- 
dios," Burkett said. "If one studio 
goes down, we can just plug a few 
things here and there and we can 
go to the other studio. We should 
not have any down time with 

equipment failures or other prob- 

"Everything has been upgrad- 
ed," Burkett said when asked 
about the new equipment in the 
Kyser studio. "The CD players we 
were using were four and five 
years old. They've taken a lot of 
abuse, though I feel the university 
has gotten their money's worth out 
of them. But with upgrades in 
technology, we've gotten new CD 
players, digital cart machines, new 
microphones and some new sound 
effects equipment so we can do 
more production. We'll sound a lot 

better," Burkett said. 

The poor wiring setup that 
KNWD had to deal with in 
South Hall is also a problem of 
the past. 

"Everything is going to be 
specifically wired and is not 
going to be able to be touched by 
just anyone. Everything is going 
to be on a schematic, there will 
be no question about what goes 
where and what things do," 
Burkett said. 

See Radio Station/Page 2 

Students angry 
over long lines 

Registration: Long lines 
may be a thing of the past 
as Registrar Hugh 
Durham considers elim- 
inating schedule request 

Sarah Crooks 
Current Sauce 

Long lines for early registra- 
tion may be a thing of the past. 

According to Registrar Hugh 
Durham, a major change is being 
considered in the registration 

"Hopefully, next semester 
we'll eliminate the requirement to 
pick up schedule request cards," 
Durham said. 

Students will be able to go 
straight to their advisers and be 
entered into the computer without 
picking up a schedule request card. 

Another change being consid- 
ered will extend the two-day regis- 
tration process and let advisers 
enter student schedules at their 
leisure Durham said. 

"Registration can't be done in 
two days anyway and students still 
be advised correctly," Durham 

On the first day of early regis- 
tration, Nov. 15, students arrived 
at the Student Union before the 
doors were unlocked to make sure 
they would be first in line to get 
their schedule cards. 

"There has been somewhat of 
a rush during the first hour of reg- 
istration but there has never been 
much of a problem in the past," 
Durham said. "Word has probably 
spread that you need to register 
early. I don't think we anticipated 
that many people." 

The number of students that 
"hit the doors at 8 o'clock was a 
shock to all of us," Durham said. 

"People in the back [of the. 
line] started pushing forward but 
nobody was moving," Chasity 
Mayo, a junior biology major said. 
"It was so scary. There was really 
no sense in it being that bad." 

Despite reports that several 
students were hurt during the 
early morning rush, Campus 
Police Chief Rickie Williams said 
that no official reports had been 

Several semesters ago, the 
Registrar's Office tried to elimi- 
nate some of the rush for schedule 
cards by making the cards avail- 
able several days before registra- 
tion began. 

When students did not pick up 
the cards early, the Registrar's 
office quit doing it. 

"You can go by and pick your 
file up at any other college and go 
straight to your adviser and regis- 
ter without having to stand in line 
for hours on end," Mark Yule, a 
senior political science major said. 

Other solutions offered by stu- 
dents to deal with the registration 
problem include handing out cards 
earlier and putting more people at 

See Registration/ Page 2 

Page 2 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 28, 1995 


Northwestern theater will present Martinizedi 
tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Loft Theatre. 

Campus Briefs 

Martillized NSU theatre will present Martinized! An evening of 
short scenes by Jane Martin and others at 7:30 tonight in the Loft 
Theatre. Dr. Jack Wann will be directing the production. Five of the 
11 one-act scenes that will be performed are from Jane Martin's 
"Talking With." Some of the students taking part in the production are 
Heather Child, Leah Dunn, Jenny Kendrick, Colleen Zapata, Melissa 

Native American Crafts Day: The Anthropology 

Society of NSU will honor southeastern Native Americans and their 
traditional crafts Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Williamson 
Museum in Kyser Hall. This year, an emerald green Venetian trade 
bead lace collar will be raffled about 11 a.m. All donations will benefit 
the Society. Admission is free. The public is invited to talk to guests 
about their work, observe crafts being made, purchase crafts and enjoy 
museum displays. 

Campus Connections 

NSU hosts seminar on 
media and the presidency 

Attention Ladies of Purple Jackets 

There will be a meeting at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 
miss, as this will be a very important meeting. 

Please do not 

All NSU faculty 

The Northwestern State University Rowing Team is conducting a 
fund-raising campaign called Rent-a-Rower. This program offers the 
residents of the Natchitoches area an opportunity to have odd jobs 
done at a low cost. Members of the NSU Rowing Team will perform 
these jobs at the rate of $5 per rower per hour. These jobs may 
include, but are not limited to, yard work, house cleaning, errand run- 
ning, or whatever needs to be done. If anyone is interested or has any 
questions, please contact the NSU Rowing Team at 357-5921. 

R.A. Positions 

The Department of Residential Life is conducting interviews for the 
Spring Semester. Requirements: 1. Lived in a residence hall for at 
least one semester. 2. Have a minimum of 30 credit hours. 3. Have a 
2.0 GPA 

What to do: 1. Pick up application in room 100 in the Student Union 
(housing office). 2. Return applications no later than Thursday Nov. 
30th to the housing office. 3. Interviews will be: (must be available 
on these dates) Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 6 
from 1 to 4 p.m. 


Your station, KNWD, is now looking for energetic, ambitious person- 
nel to broadcast news on the air next semester. There will be a meet- 
ing at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 4 in Rm. 106 of Kyser Hall or call News Director 
Kevin White at either 357-4180 or 357-6764 or on his classic rock 
show Friday from 6-9 p.m. at 357-5693. 

Seminar: Television 
and the Presidency 
was not a hit at 

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Current Sauce 

"Television and the 
Presidency," a two- part interac- 
tive seminar about how television 
has affected the American presi- 
dency did not interest the 
Northwestern community, judging 
by the audience the seminar 
attracted its first night. 

Despite the presence of recog- 
nizable personalities, neither stu- 
dents, faculty or the Natchitoches 
community, were attracted to the 
Monday night seminar. With the 
exception of Sonny Carter, manag- 
er of Television Studio A, who was 
there to set up the equipment, only 
one person attended the one and 
one-half hour seminar. 

Northwestern participated in 
the event with 75 other universi- 
ties on Nov. 13 and 14. 

Each seminar had five pan- 
elists who made presentations and 
answered call-in questions from 
audiences from participating uni- 

On the Campaign Trail, held 
Monday night, was an examina- 
tion of television coverage of presi- 
dential campaigns and current 
political campaigns. The seminar 
featured such famous panelists as 
Dan Rather, anchor of the CBS 
Evening News 

On the Campaign Trail 
began with an introduction by 
Mike Wallace, a television person- 
ality who gave information about 
the Museum, followed by a seg- 
ment of television clips of presi- 

dents over five decades, from 
Harry S. Truman to Bill Clinton. 

After a word from Robert 
Batscha, Michael Beschloss pre- 
sented six changes in presidential 
campaigning. Gerald Boyd offered 
a criticism on the shallowness of 
television campaign coverage and 
praise of the print media's compre- 
hensiveness and responsibility in 
reporting the "how's" and "why's" 
of campaigns and their issues. 

Rather agreed with Boyd's 
statement that newspapers are 
able to deal with the campaigns in 
depth, but argued that television is 
best at "taking you there." 

Also discussed was the acces- 
sibility of television for voters and 
the facts about candidates shown 
by television that cannot be 
exploited by the print. Soren com- 
mented that television and presi- 
dential candidates have largely 
ignored young voters. 

Jonathan Gauthier, vice pres- 
ident of the College Democrats, 
was present for the seminar. 
Gauthier was "interested in what 
viewers and callers had to say," 
and, after listening to the pan- 
elists' discussions, decided that 
the seminar was "very enlighten- 
ing concerning the print media 
and the (television) media in all 
aspects of the presidential cam- 

The Satellite Seminars have 
been organized and facilitated in 
part by broadcast network affili- 
ates and independent stations 
with financial backing from 
General Motors. 

Northwestern became 
involved with the Series, when 
KS LA-TV, a CBS affiliate in 
Shreveport, contacted the 
University. Because Northwestern 
has satellite up-link capabilities, it 
is possible that in later seminars 
the University will be able to 
respond visually to the panelists. 

Radio Station 

Continued from the front page 

"They [the journalism 
department] are getting more 
technical oriented instead of just 
print media, which is the only 
thing this school has ever given a 

damn about. We [KNWD] have 
said this and still believe that 
KNWD is treated like a bastard 
red-headed stepchild, and I think 
things are going to change with 
this move." 

Registration problems 

Continued from the frontpage 

the tables to hand out the cards. 

The proposed changes in the 
early registration process are not a 
direct step to phone registration. 
Durham thinks phone registration 
is a good idea, but says "please 

understand that it doesn't solve 

Durham said there are other 
forms of registration where stu- 
dents can register themselves and 
NSU is moving in that direction. 

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^ 5 Tuesday, November 28, 1995 

1 Opinions 

Christmas has arrived entirely too early for 
cranky columnist 

Current Sauce 

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Northwestern State University 

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...ever end? 

In the document, NSU Twenty-First Century: A Vision, issued by 
President Alost he said "We must forge a new University.. .one that 
is future thinking, future planning, technology based and econom- 
ic development oriented. We must be ready to move in any direction 
that society suggests. ..or we will perish." 

Well, Dr. Alost Northwestern's "society" suggests or demands 
phone registration. The long lines have to end now. With students 
packed in the Student Union waiting for hours to get their silly pre- 
registration card, shows this is definitely not a move toward the twen- 
ty-first century. 

Dr. Alost states in his "vision" that he wants Northwestern to 
move toward the Twenty-First Century. Many of the ways that Alost 
plans to get there is through improving the technology at the 
University, and we are making some progress. Students can now take 
classes over the internet. Several new computer labs have been estab- 
lished throughout the campus. The library is working towards being 
networked with the other outreaching campuses at Fort Polk and 

"Student retention is low at Northwestern because 
other universities offer more student services such as 
phone registration and mail-in fee payment. If 
Northwestern is to survive into the twenty-first centu- 
ry it needs to, as Dr. Alost stated himself, "be ready to 
move in any direction that society suggests." 

Shreveport where students can do research there without traveling to 
Natchitoches. Yet, with all these improvements the one that is needed 
the most is being put on the back burner-phone registration. 

Alost also states in his "vision" that he wants to improve reqruit- 
ment and student retention. Well, one good way to improve student 
retention would be to improve pre-registration. No one wants to wait 
hours in line, and when the student finally gets his card, all his class- 
es are closed. Student retention is low at Northwestern because other 
universities offer more student services such as phone registration 
and mail-in fee payment. If Northwestern is to survive into the twen- 
ty-first century it needs to, as Dr. Alost stated himself, "be ready to 
move in any direction that society suggests." The fact is Northwestern 
is not ready to move in the twenty-first century because it will not 
allow itself to move forward. 

More and more students are attending Northwestern. In fact, the 
University has reached an all time high of 9,000, but Northwestern 
can't keep the students. WHY? Because the University insists making 
our lives more difficult. 

Although, the registrar's office is taking strides to improve the 
process with possibility of handing out the cards earlier and maybe 
eliminating them altogether. Yet, the process would so much simplier 
if phone registration would be implemented 

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During my two and a half 
years here at Northwestern, I have 
never been more disgusted than I 
was on the morning of Wednesday, 
November 15, 1995. I am positive 
that many of you remember that 
morning vividly as well. The 
alarm went off at 6:00 a.m., you 
mustered up the energy to get out 
of bed and put some clothes on, 
and then proceeded to grace the 
campus with your presence by 
arriving earlier than ever before. 
Students entered the Student 
Union anywhere from 6:30 until 
8:00 hoping to get the schedule 
cards in order to register for class- 
es for next semester. I was one of 

the students whose initiative in 
getting to the Union early was not 

I walked in the Union a few 
minutes after seven to discover 
that there were about four hun- 
dred and fifty people ahead of me. 
People were crowded around the 
Ballroom as though behind the 
doors money was to be given away. 
The line's formation took on the 
shape of the Union bending and 
turning as the building's architec- 
ture permitted it to do so. Starting 
at the Ballroom doors, the line 
then went in a pattern from the 
cafeteria doors, down the hallway, 
turning to yet another hallway 

(this hallway appropriatelv has 
the LONG Purple Line of 
Distinction on its wall), and ending 
up past the Student Government 
and SAB offices back to the begin- 
ning of the line. The real "Long 
Purple Line" was comprised of all 
the students who waited to get the 
schedule cards necessary for pre- 

After standing in the melee 
for much too long, I got the damn 
schedule card and was lucky 
enough to get all the classes I 
needed. So why bother bitching 
when there were people who got 
there earlier than I did and still 
did not get the classes they want- 
ed, because friends of mine that go 
to other universities register over 
the phone. Furthermore, my sister 
who attends another university is 
allowed to register herself on the 

My anger then fueled the 
desire to do explore ways that 
could change the present system, 

so I went ahead and wrote a reso- 
lution for the Student Government 
Association that awaits Dr. Alost's 
approval. In the resolution I asked 
that students be allowed to get 
their cards at least two days prior 
to the date of pre-registering. 
Hopefully this measure will allevi- 
ate any problems students have 
with the lines since they have two 
days to get the card before actual 
pre-registering begins. In addition, 
if you have any kind of hold on 
your account, including not signing 
up for the CAAP test, you may 
have missed the opportunity to get 
any of the classes you needed. 
Given at least a day to clear up 
these matters, students may find 
pre-registering much easier. If 
everything works out as it should 
(we all know how rare that hap- 
pens), on the day of pre-registra- 
tion in the spring we should be 
able to sleep in a bit longer and 

register with half of the problems. 


Christmas here too early for "Scrooge-like" writer 

The Bottom Line 


Thanksgiving has come and 
gone, once again signalling the 
true beginning of our incredibly 
long and drawn out holiday sea- 

I'm sick of Christmas already, 
and I know that by the actual day 
of I'll prefer a razor-wire catheter 
to another Burl .Ives rendition of 
"Silent Night" or another forced 
viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life." 

Don't get me wrong, I used to 
really enjoy Christmas when I was 
younger. It was great because you 
got lots of stuff from your family 
and since you didn't have a job or 
any money, no one expected you to 

buy them anything. 

You couldn't' lose. 

Not when you get old. 

These days you get Christmas 
forced down your throat beginning 
in October, thanks to a bunch of 
retail marketing executives who 
enjoy milking the general populace 
of their money. 

As I write this, I'm being sub- 
jected to a local radio station's 
Christmas music program, and it 
is a fantastic inspirational tool. 

Nothing irks me like 
Christmas Carols. They should be 
the harbinger of good-will and 
Christmas cheer. By the end of the 

holiday season, I will have been 
bombarded by them for so long 
that a good Barry Manilow CD, 
normally a hell on Earth, will 
sound great. 

I was raised in a family where 
we put up the tree about two 
weeks before Christmas and we 
left it up until after New Year's 
Eve. ,Everytime that I mention 
this to someone, I get my head 
nearly chewed off by jack-booted 
pro-Christmas fanatics who 
preach the only time to put up a 
tree is the day after Thanksgiving, 
and it should be taken down the 
day after Christmas. 

I don't understand. If you 
have a real tree, the damn thing 
will be so dry by Christmas that 
you should have a fire extinguisher 
nearby at all times. Most of the 
ones that we have had, even with 
ample water, have been bone dry 
by Christmas morning. 

Christmas is so overdone. 

Since getting past the age 
where toys were the main focus of 

my holiday wish-list, I haven't 
been able to understand the 
incredible focus that Christmas 

Why don't we celebrate Easter 
for two months ahead? What 
about Presidents' Day or maybe 
Columbus Day? If you really think 
about it, celebrating Christmas 
this far in advance is stupid. 

Yeah, it's fun, but hey, I think 
that writing is fun and wouldn't 
spend two months on one column. 

Maybe I'm just irritable and 
destined to be one of those old men 
who screams at all of the kids to 
get their asses the hell out of my 
yard. Or maybe, just maybe, I've 
got a valid point. 

Christmas is about giving, 
taking a little bit of time to be with 
family, and mostly about the birth 
of Christ. 

. What we tend to celebrate; the 
sales, the wish lists and the disap- 
pointment of not getting what we 
wanted, is not what Christmas is 
all about. 

Letter to the Editor 

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They are due the Thursday before the Tuesday publication. All submissions must 
be in good taste, truthful and free of malice and personal controversy Inclusion of 
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not be printed nor will names be withheld. If you wish your name to be with- 
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Tuesday, November 28. 1995 Tuesd 


Columnists introduces 
several new comic series 



Welcome back from Turkey Week and get ready for finals! 
Anyway.. ..back to reality.:) 

The first selection is Frank Miller's Sin City.Silent CityfDark 
Horse Comics $2.95]. Famous for his rendition of Batman in The Dark 
Knight Returns graphic novel mini— series, Miller parlayed his formi- 
dable talent into his current passion, Sin City. Sin City is what it 
means and more. Marv is the prominent character in Silent Night, 
which tells of Marv's deeds as a "Good Samaritan" on Christmas Eve. 
If you are looking for a prime example of black & white consequential 
art form, look no further. Art: A Story: A Oreo in Milk Effect (combi- 
nation of art&story result): A 

In the same river of violence but a bit more "mainstream:", try out 
Sabretooth Special [Marvel Comics $4.95}. Gasp as Sabretooth cuts a 
swath through the X-Men. Listen as he takes a bite out of the Big 
Apple and please, McGruff). Scream when all this is over, he will be a 
X-Factor member as of January. And whatcha know, this special has a 
chromium cover (it better with a price tag like that!)! Art: B Story: B 

For Sabretooth's escape, see Uncanny X-Men No. 328 [Marvel 
Comics $1.95] and for his continued madness, take a gander at X-Men 
No. 48 [Marvel Comics *$11.95]. 

I recently had a customer come in requesting some information on 
what comics to buy as a collectible investment for his son in the future. 
Ordinarily, that's no problem but this time. ..Apparently the notion that 
"Bad Girls" (Shi, Vampirella, Lady Death, Lady Bathory, Lady T&A 
[just jivin' ya on that one] and/or limited edition/variants etc. are the 
best things to buy, seized his mind. Well, they are. ..for short term pur- 
poses. Sure, some specific issues may stay valuable but overall, very 
unlikely. Hey, if you got them, sell them now while the money's avail- 
able but don't blame the retailers who warned you (like I do) when 
that guaranteed collectible falls faster than the speed of alcohol 
drinkers hiding their drinks when a cop appears at the Christmas 

Back to the customer... I told him what I thought were good, 
dependable long-term investments, Xmen tit\es,Spawn, X-Files, Star 
Wars titles, and for personal self-investments, whatever YOU enjoy. 
The last part about what you like is what I tell everyone. No, I don't 
believe in speculating. I advise against stockpiling even if the comic 
book is hot today. Remember: hot today, recycled paper (hi Shelia, my 
tree-hugging sister) material tomorrow. By the way, no, I didn't forget- 
about the older comic books (Golden Age fpre-mid-50's]/Silver Agefmid 
50's -late 60's]/Bronze Age material on. Maybe when I open my Super 
Wal-Mart & Phoenix shop...) 

If you are from Many, give yourself a hand because for the second 
week in a row , one of your very own has won the Trivia question con- 
test. The randomly selected winner was Jason Carroll and he 
answered the question of what was Image Comics first comic book and 
the creator/writer with Ron Liefield. This column's question is: What 
is Spawn's former real life name? Hint: Chapel killed him. The prize 
is a grab bag of surprises (Won't you be surprised, eh?). Return your 
answer to The Phoenix 550 Front St. (inside the St.Denis Antique Mall 
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Student proclaims Picnic a hit, cast portrays characters well 

Melanie Romero 
Current Sauce 

Resounding applause filled 
Theatre West for Northwestern^ 
production on William Inge's bril- 
liant play, Picnic. 

Set in the 1950's, the small 
Kansas town meets wild spirit 
theme provides an assortment of 
creative choices and character 
developments for the actors. Not 
one negative thing can be said 
about this charming play. Each 
actor knows his place, assumes it, 
and gives all his soul over to por- 
tray a believable congregation of 
real, live people. 

Leah Coleman shined on the 
stage as the beautiful young 
woman searching for herself. She 
enchanted the audience with her 
grace, beauty, and completely hon- 
est portrayal of the character of 
Madge Owens. There was never a 
moment that Coleman didn't 
breathe, or better still, live the 

But this holds true about all 
the cast members. Every single 
person defined their character to 
every dimension possible. Doug 
Lowry's character of Hal, a young 
vagabond, had a heart of gold. He 
alternated between swaggering 
across the stage boasting and 
hanging his head in shame at the 
life he's lived giving his character 
depth and making it all the more 

Abby Carmichael's portrayal 
as the middle aged mother of 
Madge and Millie successfully con- 
vinced the audience of the genera- 
tion gap between them. 

Similarly, Courtney Bailey 
masters Millie, the young sixteen- 

year-old immature tomboy wanti- 
ng desperately to become a young 
woman. She accomplishes this by 
her little pouts, her clomping 
about in her high heels, and the 
entire way she carries herself. 

Jeff Williams, although with a 
slight touch of Laryngitis, man- 
aged to create the countenance of a 
proper young man without a hitch. 
Williams seized his moment to 
exemplify the dichotomy of his 
character by allowing the audience 
to feel his wrath in a stern gesture 
to Hal, and glimpse his sensitivity 
in a tear after he's lost Madge. 

Seine Revelry Liles and Ryan 
Glorioso must receive their own 
applause for a superb job. Liles' 
character, a spinster school 
teacher, and Glorioso's character, 
an unmarried store owner, weaved 
themselves into the main story 
line, providing a handful of inti- 
mate scenes between the two 
actors. Liles deserves praise for 
accomplishing a delicate scene of 
pleading Glorioso to marry her 
without overdoing it. She creates a 
scene of utter despair that causes 
the whole audience to feel her pain. 
Glorioso aids in the accomplish- 
ment by providing a solid, believ- 
able character to play to. His 
refined characterization offers a 
charming man that leaves you 
with a sense of security. 

Picnic, as a whole, is charm- 
ing. It's obvious the cast worked 
extremely hard together to succeed 
in producing a play so tightly knit 
and realistic. Whether it is the 
cast, crew, director, script, on the 
combination of all, the production 
is by far the best Northwestern has 
ever seen. 

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Page 5 

i Sports 

Demons lose season opener 
to Louisiana Christian, 73-81 

^^N/'i Korthwestom with 132 tackles, 
^ j_£ j oined Matthews on the the All- 
SLC first team along with 
^orthwestern's senior offensive 
!uard Jayson Hayes. 

The Demons had four more 
ZSf ' tecond-teani All-SLC picks: senior 
iefensive ends Joe Cummings and 
'ason Storm, senior safety Troy 
Barnes and junior cornerback 
£eith Thibodeaux. 

Five Northwestern players 
'Von honorable mention honors: 
senior quarterback Brad Laird, 
senior f'ulH>"k Ai'M.un Williber, 
/~"T tj' Unior offensive tackle Jody 
V-I-i Ferguson, sophomore receiver Pat 
Palmer and senior defensive tack- 
'e Nathan Piatt. 

Matthews led the league in 
Ashing, scoring, kickoff returns 
*nd all-purpose rushing. He 
•"anked third nationally in all-pur- 
Pose yardage, averaging 207 per 

Matthews (5-8, 165) broke 
5 even school records this season 
^hilo running for 1,384 yards and 
"yiC6» ^3 touchdowns. He was one of 
'•Sly four unanimous picks on the 
j^U-SLC team chosen by the 
' e ague's seven head coaches. 
Matthews also was a second-team 
Bck as a kick returner along with 
*js first-team honor at running 
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